Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

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wal 45

690 posts

182 months

Wednesday 1st May
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pidsy said:
Booked in for cambelt later in the month - going to The Abarth Workshop in Royston.
Wish they were a bit closer as I'd use them for the Abarth when I get it, always took my Alfa 159TBi to them as they were great.

As an aside Pidsy you seem to know Abarth, is it possible (relatively easily anyway) to retrofit the Scorpion Plug type aerial in place of the standard aerial please? Done a google and can't find any answers...suggests it can't be done without a lot of pain?

pidsy

8,071 posts

159 months

Wednesday 1st May
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It still goes in the same hole! wink

Mine came plugged so I haven’t done it but I would imagine that the headlining would need to come out to do the job properly.

Looking on TMC’s website - they sell OEM plugs and they are bolt through.

Worth bearing in mind you’ll need to add a DAB aerial one removed. IIRC the default position is in the rear window.

Someone will correct or confirm shortly I’m sure.


ecsrobin

17,404 posts

167 months

Wednesday 1st May
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wal 45 said:
Wish they were a bit closer as I'd use them for the Abarth when I get it, always took my Alfa 159TBi to them as they were great.

As an aside Pidsy you seem to know Abarth, is it possible (relatively easily anyway) to retrofit the Scorpion Plug type aerial in place of the standard aerial please? Done a google and can't find any answers...suggests it can't be done without a lot of pain?
No it’s not a simple swap as the aerial was moved to the rear passenger window so it’s a blank rather than an aerial.

Regarding normal vs sport, it adjusts the throttle pedal sensitivity and steering sensitivity and raises boost.

pidsy

8,071 posts

159 months

Wednesday 1st May
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ecsrobin said:
crivers said:
Hi All

Just touching upon the aerial button, does anyone have this installed with the Sat Nav option?

Picked up a 2018 Comp a few weeks ago with the Aerial button installed, the Sat Nav doesn’t get a GPS fix but the compass is working fine??

Spoke to Abarth countless times to check connections on the Uconnect Live services and they reckon everything fine on their end, Dealer wants £135.00 to just diagnose what the issue is, after doing some research of my own and finding the original stalk aerial in the boot I’ve come to the conclusion that either the aerial isn’t wired up or installed properly, the FM stereo has an external aerial that sticks on the back window, what about the DAB version?
So the comps all came with stalk aerials accept the performance pack equipped cars which had the button. You could for £100 get the button aerial as an option and the FM/DAB aerial is built into the rear glass on the right hand side. And looks like this:





If yours doesn’t look like that I suspect someone’s just purchased the plug and swapping back might fix the problem if the GPS uses that as a signal?

Edited by ecsrobin on Wednesday 2nd November 16:07
Robins post from page 65

wal 45

690 posts

182 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Thanks both and appreciate the quick reply, I've been through most of this thread but missed this or just forgotten through old age.

Looks as if I'm sticking with the roof aerial then, for £100 I would personally have optioned that on my car rather than spending out on optioning the Brembos' in black and painting the roof black.

Only reason I was asking as it would make putting a cover on the car easier when the garage was full of my Alfa.

Thanks again.



Edited by wal 45 on Wednesday 1st May 13:43

pidsy

8,071 posts

159 months

Thursday 9th May
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Treat day - had a mobile valet out this morning. The car needed a proper clean after the st weather. £70 and 3hrs later…




Turnip Farmer

201 posts

109 months

Thursday 9th May
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Hey all, just found this thread and really enjoying reading it.

I'm a current Abarth 500 owner, a 2010 model but going to look at a 2016 595 comp this weekend 😁.

The spec looks great, is there a way to see the build sheet of the car anywhere online if using the reg number?

Hugo Stiglitz

37,419 posts

213 months

Thursday 9th May
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pidsy said:
Treat day - had a mobile valet out this morning. The car needed a proper clean after the st weather. £70 and 3hrs later…



That looks good

Feirny

2,543 posts

149 months

Thursday 9th May
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Turnip Farmer said:
Hey all, just found this thread and really enjoying reading it.

I'm a current Abarth 500 owner, a 2010 model but going to look at a 2016 595 comp this weekend ??.

The spec looks great, is there a way to see the build sheet of the car anywhere online if using the reg number?
Yes there is. PM me the reg and I shall do it in the morning for you.

Turnip Farmer

201 posts

109 months

Thursday 9th May
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Feirny said:
Yes there is. PM me the reg and I shall do it in the morning for you.
Awesome, just sent you message

Feirny

2,543 posts

149 months

Thursday 9th May
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Turnip Farmer said:
Awesome, just sent you message
Got it, will reply in the morning.

Portofino

4,348 posts

193 months

Thursday 9th May
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Whats the going rate for a cambelt & water pump these days please?

Benzinaio

102 posts

4 months

Friday 10th May
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Just had mine done at Alfashop in Norwich for £350 which I thought was more than reasonable.

pidsy

8,071 posts

159 months

Friday 10th May
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Kit cost £99 from MS-R and the Abarth Workshop have quoted £308 to fit.

Portofino

4,348 posts

193 months

Friday 10th May
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Thanks both, looking at a car but they can’t find evidence of the belt being done.

Turnip Farmer

201 posts

109 months

Friday 10th May
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Portofino said:
Whats the going rate for a cambelt & water pump these days please?
I think EnthusedUK have water pump and timing kit for £70 on their site.

Turnip Farmer

201 posts

109 months

Friday 10th May
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Feirny said:
Got it, will reply in the morning.
Awesome thank you, look forward to seeing it

wal 45

690 posts

182 months

Friday 10th May
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Feirny said:
Yes there is. PM me the reg and I shall do it in the morning for you.
Slight hijack by me but many thanks Greg for helping me out with this too, really appreciated beer

slayaz

56 posts

191 months

Friday 10th May
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Feirny said:
Yes there is. PM me the reg and I shall do it in the morning for you.
I hope you don't mind, I've messaged as well!

Feirny

2,543 posts

149 months

Friday 10th May
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Not a problem, more than happy to help anyone if I can.