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Excellent, you've finally got a fantastic example there of a great Fiat car ! Amazing what's been done to it...
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a great Fiat car !
It's running well but the fault light has returned (not visible on the dash until it lights up, an injector symbol). If you switch the engine off and on, it goes off. The idle wanders slightly, you mentioned cleaning a valve behind the throttle body, but on mine I can only see electrical connectors and a stepper motor? Is yours still active with the rare safety-pack?
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Hopefully the last of the plated-over repairs dealt with. It was already rusting out in post 23 ! I have 0.8 wire in the MIG now not 0.6 and it's a revelation, much easier to work with, wish I'd used it from the start. Glad I didn't cavity-wax this end of the sill as it always looked doubtful. I worked rust convertor into the new inner weld and sprayed the lot with cold galvanising spray. Epoxy mastic for the outside and finally I will spray noxudol inside the sill.

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Took the aftermarket rear liner off and it seems to be doing a good job keeping the inner arch clean. The epoxy seems to slow any returning rust.

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Glad youíre happy with the last (?) of your rust repairs, I had to have a lot of holes fixed in mine to get another yearís MOT. She might just get one more but thatís probably too much to reasonably expect.

I tried to refresh her with all my stored spare interior bits but only got halfway, still using and abusing her. We went to Bristol and back from Chester last month to pick up my motorbike with a trailer. Unfortunately the incorrect cam cover gasket I fitted the day before leaked a lot of my oil away by the time I got to Strensham services on the M5, I had to bodge a seal and spend £50 on 4l of overpriced incorrect Castrol Magnates 5W/40 fully synthetic from the BP garage, but she seems to have survived.
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I had to bodge a seal and spend £50 on 4l of overpriced incorrect Castrol Magnates 5W/40 fully synthetic from the BP garage, but she seems to have survived.
I thought you figured out the necessary gasket / modification due to the late-model housing change? It's a good thing you became aware of the situation when you did, did the oil light show? And that sounds like the most annoying distress purchase

I guess you pass Chester services on the M50, not far from here, that's two Tipos past there in a month, tell me next time and I'll get there for the flypast
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Soon I must return to Scotland briefly as per post 28, with that in mind I resolved some poor connections affecting the lights. Actually the penchant for people in the 1990s and 2000s to have their bumper fog lights on (whilst conversely not using their indicators) used to really annoy me, but that was then

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Finally I jacked the car up and pressure-washed the rear subframe at close quarters, on balance I'm thinking its better to try to blast off salt and rust rather than just leaving it to fester.
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Tipo returned to Scotland and back, with no issues, last time it was heading north on the A7 was on the back of a low loader on delivery to me in 2016.

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Then it was time to deal with some remaining issues. Working the air-con seemed to precipitate the engine light coming on again. I purchased the Multiscan software and 3 pin cable adaptor and plugging in highlighted two errors - crankshaft sensor and Throttle Position Sensor.

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I'm grateful to Adrian Bravo on the Forum for his thread suggesting marking the TPS position (calibrated at the factory) with spray paint. It works! Here is the old one sprayed up before removing, an old-style anti-tamper torx (6 points) is needed to get it off. The new one (pictured) shows the largish holes to allow for alternative positioning on the injection unit.

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The old TPS looks ok, but starting up the car the idle sounds to have stopped fluctuating all over the place. All the numbers, more on the other side, what do they mean!

Next on the list to do was to reach in the doors and fit new front door straps to stop the loud creaking.

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Had the trailing arm bearings replaced at my garage (horrendous bill at Cheshire prices) but he said it was 1.5 days removing the big rusted oiks. I was grateful he took the job on, as it was an unknown quantity.

Now awaiting a repaired air-con pipe (another horrendous bill) to refit and regas the system, hopefully this time it keeps charge.
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