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O no. I do find the metal on these is so thin. A dent master will get that out easy enough. Just the hassle.
Aye, hoping so. Cant get good pics of it...but theres some kind of mark on the crease. Typical of my luck! 😥
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Hopefully the mark will just buff out with some compound. Usually do. Or even a light wet sand with 3000 grit and buff .
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Quote Originally Posted by B19BST View Post
Hopefully the mark will just buff out with some compound. Usually do. Or even a light wet sand with 3000 grit and buff .
Got the bonnet to do now after a local cat decided to use it as a slide 😥
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Our local cats can be a pain. In the merc Convertible they used to sit on the roof and the hair was a pain in the back side. Even when you wash with a proper brush for them it doesn’t all come off. And of course the scratches they leave getting on the car in the first place.
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Been making the most of some well earned time off..

After work on Sunday I took the Abarth to Glasgow. Didnt miss a beat!

Just went over the Cabrach (stunning) and caught up with an old pal before heading up to Dufftown. All good til about 20 miles from home...in an overtaking/crawler lane, went for an overtake and she hesitated big time. Then struggled much beyond 60mph.

DEFINITE lack of turbo. Began fearing the worst so pulled over to investigate. Levels all good, no smoke so reasonably happy it wasnt the turbo...then had a peek underneath.

Phew! Looks like a jubilee on the intercooler pipe has failed. She mamaged the remainder of the trip home but is a little gutless. Off to find a replacement clip in a bit. That was a scare! 😂
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Advice needed...we remounted the pipe to the intercooler with a shiney new jubilee. Returned boost though Ransoman wasnt convinced it was boosting right...

On drive home I got the dreaded "check engine" warning. Anyone had similar after a popped pipe?
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Re: The daily

You need to get a look with www.Multiecuscan.net. The free version might be enough but "registered" is only €50 runs on Windows laptop. You'll also need to get connection cables from MES.
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Quote Originally Posted by DaveMcT View Post
You need to get a look with www.Multiecuscan.net. The free version might be enough but "registered" is only €50 runs on Windows laptop. You'll also need to get connection cables from MES.
Cheers. My mates got scanner and cables so thats the plan for later. Crossing fingers its just being moody or something!
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Looks like we found our problem...
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After much worrying we had a proper look at the car today.

The initial diagnosis seemed to point to the boost sensor being in need of cleaning or replacement, but Id also been told it may be an issue with one of the vacuum hoses.

Starting with the latter, the one near the main screenwash resevoir seemed to be kinked over itself. That didnt look ideal, so it was unkinked and checked for leaks. None!

We kept looking at the hoses and couldnt seen any obvious damage. Wish I could say the same fo2r the induction. The panel filter is m.i.a and theres no cap on the end. This needs some urgent attention.

After howking out the battery we cleaned and checked what we now know to be the Map sensor...leaving only the boost to check. At this point we fired up the car and it was a little louder through the exhaust..but still we cracked on.

Its kind of ironic that the boost sensor was literally a five minute job to inspect, clean and refit. It was fairly obvious that it was needing a good clean. The graphs on the diag software still pointed to an odd boost readout (hopefully @Ransoman can update) but when back on the road the abarth is now boosting (and holding boost) as expected. It feels frighteningly quick again too. Im hoping thats from cleaning the boost pressure sensor rather than the battery being disconnected, but time will tell!
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