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Re: Issues with a forum grouped by vehicle model

mechanical fault on a 1.9 are very rare, faults usually are with gubbings bolted on to them that are not always the same accross models so people wont answer if they are not sure,

Edit i've looked through all your posts but cant find one asking for help on a 1.9 bravo
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I was using a Silo and Punto as an example. And didn't they also share the 1.2 and 1.4 petrol engines? It's the mechanical side I am more referring to and I would say that probably 90% of the time if I am searching a car related forum for reference on a problem, it is a mechanical issue I am researching.

But as I have said, searching for a similar problem to one I may have isn't the issue. It's trying to get replies from other users on a thread I may have put up asking for help.

If I put a thread up asking for help as regards to a Bravo 1.9 diesel with a mechanical fault, I may get no replies. That's because users who may be able to help don't drive a Bravo but are driving one of the other 10 models with the same engine so wouldn't necessarily frequent the Bravo section. So I sit there, waiting for replies and getting no help and wondering why when the users who could help aren't seeing my thread because it hasn't been put up in their section.
your not giving any examples or what you are meaning, from the sounds of it you want engine sections, 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.9 etc and that is not going to happen. Personally I dont listen to the 'my mate had this problem in his punto' etc etc as this just leads to misdiagnosis and expense. I do know what you are trying to say but you have to take the whole Fiat community into account and what they want.

Like Dave I cant find this 1.9 bravo thread you are referring to either (or is it in a different section?) , maybe if you can point us to it when can help?
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Edit i've looked through all your posts but cant find one asking for help on a 1.9 bravo
Is this really necessary , the OP is only making a suggestion for the future. I could say that I thought it would be a good idea for a convertible section (I don't ) . I haven't had any problems with my soft top but it may happen in the future.
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is this really necessary ,
what! Spending my time trying to find his post he wanted help with

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what! Spending my time trying to find his post he wanted help with
No, Having a go at someone with an idea just because you don't agree. You've been around quite a while so have probably seen most things tried, some work some don't, but to be so dismissive is just rude.

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what are you on?
I thought I was on the Fiat Forum, site ideas, why what are you on?
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They said,if they posted a 1.9 thread
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Re: Issues with a forum grouped by vehicle model

Just because a range of cars use the same engine they will also use different or uprated parts / different settings for different countries / emissions differences /software / different sensors. What might be a common fault in one country or even one part of the country does not mean it is common elsewhere.
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They said,if they posted a 1.9 thread
So if they had a problem, they would not expect an answer. Why not try it and see. then if no-one answers, then highlight it in other potential threads. Just copy the thread into another section and add a note to ask if anyone has any input from similar models. Or is this too difficult? We seem to have generated a lot of fuss over a potential problem, not an actual one.
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So if they had a problem, they would not expect an answer. Why not try it and see. then if no-one answers, then highlight it in other potential threads. Just copy the thread into another section and add a note to ask if anyone has any input from similar models. Or is this too difficult? We seem to have generated a lot of fuss over a potential problem, not an actual one.

That is something I could do and did think about but I didn't want to clog up the forum with loads of repetitive posts/threads.

Guys - thanks for the various input but it wasn't intended to start an argument or cause any problems. It was just a suggestion/observation and my 'examples' were hypothetical. I started this thread because I posted a question in an existing Bravo thread quite a while ago and didn't get a single reply. Then more recently, I posted a thread in the Panda section and was getting some good help/suggestions from Captainslarty who has apparently got himself banned on an unrelated thread, so now the thread has dried up.

When I've done some searches on the particular issue I have, I realised that other users have had exactly the same symptoms. So when people get to see something repetitive, it kinda becomes a known issue and the more widespread it is, the more everyone knows about it and how to go about diagnosing it and fixing it..... or at least pointing users in the right direction. So I was wondering why I didn't get any replies and wondered if it was because drivers of certain models tend to stay within their own car section of the forum. One of the Stilo threads I read contained solely the OP with no replies at all, and he posted probably 6 or 7 times about what he was doing to try and diagnose and fix his problem.....and he did in the end with no assistance.

So I was only asking the question/making a suggestion to see if there was a way to disseminate information around the forum that could be across the range of models that share engines for example, in an effort to help everyone who may have an issue. But if it can't be done or it's complicated to implement, then it can't be done. It's not the end of the world.
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Re: Issues with a forum grouped by vehicle model

Many people on here have more than one Fiat, I have a 500 & Panda, so we tend to frequent all relevant sections of the forum, thus cross pollination occurs .
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thus cross pollination occurs .


We are the busy busy bees of the fiat forum
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We are the busy busy bees of the fiat forum

Obviously not you, never knowingly helped anyone




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