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Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

Hello Fiat enthusiasts,

I'm proud to present my family's toy. Some details can be found below:

Engine: 1.2 8V 69HP (51kW), FIRE
Gearbox: 5-speed manual
Equipment level: Lounge
Colour: joyful white pearl
Origin: France
Production: 2008


More information to be posted soon in this thread, hopefully.

Greetings.
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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

Very pretty - welcome to the forum.
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Thank you so much! It's good to be here.
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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

Congrats! Absolutely lovely! Also with my favorite wheels
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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

Thank you, Lucas! For this non-facelift version I like these the most too. Some of the facelift ones are looking pretty great but I'm trying to keep the car as clean and stock as possible.

Currently looking to get a set of wheel hub caps as the paint on my remaining 3 is kind of falling apart.
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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

Few items that I changed/did to the car since I bought it for my wife 1 year ago:
  • Monroe rear shock absorbers
  • Cleaning the starter motor
  • Aftermarket remote key fob
  • Textile interior (to replace the thorn red faux leather one)
  • Rubber trunk and floor mats (for the cold and rainy seasons)
  • Nokian Weatherproof all-season tyres
  • Bosch wiper blades
  • NGK spark plugs
  • Luk clutch kit
  • GM GL4 transmission oil
  • Cleaning the throttle body

Hoping to post pictures soon.


Next on my list:
  • Have the aircon compressor checked (pulley sounds very bad whenever compressor kicks in)
  • Replace vibrating radiator fan
  • Fix the Power Steering light coming during cold season
  • Fix the loose handbrake (check the drum brakes and cables)
  • Fix the tappety noise (worst during cold starts)
  • Headlights polishing and film wrapping for protection
  • Moonroof not retracting fully
  • Slight idle variation
  • Exhaust back pressure at low RPM
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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

Quote Originally Posted by Remix1989 View Post
Few items that I changed/did to the car since I bought it for my wife 1 year ago:
  • Monroe rear shock absorbers
  • Cleaning the starter motor
  • Aftermarket remote key fob
  • Textile interior (to replace the thorn red faux leather one)
  • Rubber trunk and floor mats (for the cold and rainy seasons)
  • Nokian Weatherproof all-season tyres
  • Bosch wiper blades
  • NGK spark plugs
  • Luk clutch kit
  • GM GL4 transmission oil
  • Cleaning the throttle body

Hoping to post pictures soon.


Next on my list:
  • Have the aircon compressor checked (pulley sounds very bad whenever compressor kicks in)
  • Replace vibrating radiator fan
  • Fix the Power Steering light coming during cold season
  • Fix the loose handbrake (check the drum brakes and cables)
  • Fix the tappety noise (worst during cold starts)
  • Headlights polishing and film wrapping for protection
  • Moonroof not retracting fully
  • Slight idle variation
  • Exhaust back pressure at low RPM


Can I just say..... your wife is one LUCKY woman I WISH I could get my partner to do this for me!!! Alas I do most on my own!!! Replaced my rear drums today (shoes ok) just cleaned them!

Did my brake discs & pads last week!
Changed my stereo for a touchscreen swapped all speakers & installed under seat sub
All since lockdown started!
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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

Thanks! I guess I chose the car for her and i feel responsible for bringing it to a good working condition. Besides, i'm also using the car for the short city drives, so I want it running smoothly too. It's also great when we can save family money (either by doing the work myself or documenting about the issue before reaching some garage, buying parts cheaper including) 😁.

Yourself on the other hand, doing the car work on your own, that's even more special and rare. Congrats, really! The operations you mentioned may discourage a lot of friends of mine that can barely replace an air filter.

Some people took better advantage of the lockdown than others!
All the best.
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