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FIAT BRAVO 2.0 Multijet engines

Reading the press lately about the Vectra replacement (Insignia) I noticed they mentioned a pair of 2.0. litre diesels being on the cards for this car. Could these be new versions of the existing 1.9 MJ motors. The power outputs mentioned were no higher (I think) than the ones available in the bravo. So the question bearing in mind that Saab have taken the new higher output 1.9 MJs is Are these 2.0

Originally Posted by jug not available at fiat.co.uk Thats hardly surprising its never completely up-to-date Originally Posted by jug or at my local fiat dealer Theres one at mine until Thursday. Originally Posted by jug but they do have the 1.6 120bhp JTD And mine but its a flappy-paddle-gearbox Dualogic version.

FIAT BRAVO Anyone Abarthed their bravos

As it says really. Has anyone put an Abarth badge on their bravo if so where how many and any photos

Originally Posted by buck-egit For me sticking an Abarth badge on is like a BMW owner sticking an M badge on a 318i ..... PANTS Thats the dumbest thing I read on this forum so far. The M division of BMW makes very special cars that have completely different bodykits suspensions engines brakes exhaust interiors sometimes even a completely different chassis than the normal BMW. While all abarth does is an engine remap remove the city button and slap 50 abarth badges on the car. so youre completely wrong theres nothing wrong with putting an abarth badge when you have a remaped fiat thats exactly what an abarth is.

M division of BMW makes very special cars that have completely different bodykits suspensions engines brakes exhaust interiors sometimes even a completely different chassis than the normal BMW. While all abarth does is an engine remap remove the city button and slap 50 abarth badges on the car. so youre completely wrong theres nothing wrong with putting an abarth badge when you have a remaped fiat

M division of BMW makes very special cars that have completely different bodykits suspensions engines brakes exhaust interiors sometimes even a completely different chassis than the normal BMW. While all abarth does is an engine remap remove the city button and slap 50 abarth badges on the car. so youre completely wrong theres nothing wrong with putting an abarth badge when you have a remaped fiat

FIAT BRAVA 182 Fiat bravo 1.2 16v swap to 1.6 16v

i have a lot of problems with my 1.2 engine...(2000. year) so i will maybe do a swap with 1.6 engine... if there will be a big problems i know that I must buy a new fuel pump (for 1.6 engine)... will I have a problems with solid axie or with a gearshift mechanizam or maybe with electrical p.s. sory because of language im not very good with english On croatina language jebo mu mamu

i will praise your wisdom and proving me wrong. I dont mind seeing pictures of your conversion with a Stilo engine into a Cinq. Not 100% what i meant. I was just implying that all your info is based on what youve read in part catalogues where as what i am saying is based on experience with working with the engines that we are talking about. My stilo engine into a cinq is documented here httpwww.fiatforum.comcinquecento...nt-thread.html

FIAT BRAVO Bravo 2.0 multijet 165 bhp

Hi all Having owned fiats in the past I am now seriously thinking purchasing a bravo 2 0 multijet 165 bhp. I havent read much about this car but wpuld like to hear some the owners opinions. What is it like to drive Real mpg How many miles can you do to a full tank Any faults Many thanks Andre

You cannot fault reliability of these engines as far I am concerned mine is excellent. As others have said fiat diesels really are top notch. DPFs really are not an issue if you are doing decent journeys and arent poodling around town doing short journeys. On mine the light has never come on and before this year I was doing fairly low mileage. Low mileage isnt ideal but there are ways around it like

Originally Posted by austenw90 You cannot fault reliability of these engines as far I am concerned mine is excellent. As others have said fiat diesels really are top notch. DPFs really are not an issue if you are doing decent journeys and arent poodling around town doing short journeys. On mine the light has never come on and before this year I was doing fairly low mileage. Low mileage isnt ideal but

FIAT BRAVO ZX1 Friction Eliminator

I just added a botlle of this stuff to my engine oil immediate effect the engine is already quieter. I dont normally subscribe to such products but a friend tried it in his Clio diesel and raved about it it really does work................................

of modern engines and the advances in oil (mainly synthetic) that you need them. As with most additives if they are that great how come the manufacturers of oilpetrol dont add them I had a 1.1 Panda Selecta that did 130k miles a Punto JTD close to 140k with nothing but regular servicing by me when I was a poor student and laterly by my local garage (unfortunately main dealer until my new bravo

out of warranty) so its not as if engines are crying out for these products. Both cars are still going btw I see them time to time. Will be interesting to hear other peoples opinions on this. I agree that most modern oils contain all this stuff already I ran a citroen engine to 155k with just the recomended 20k service intervals was all fine (the engine the rest of the car fell apart lol..) my fiat

FIAT BRAVO Leon 1.9 tdi fr of multijet

Hi my first post i have been toying with the idea of buying a 2005 leon FR for a few weeks now but put off by a few things like the leaky door seals i have just came across the bravo multjet 150 sport which i have been reading about they both have similar performance and fuel economy. What im asking is what niggly problems does the multijets have a need to be aware of and why do u prefer these over the Leon Thanks great forum Dave

Ok ive worked for fiat and own a 150 mjet i now work for Volkswagen. I still have and will continue to own my bravo Mjet. If i compare the two TDisMultijets then for certain the TDis have more problems than a Mjet alot of EML and turbo problems and in fact the 150 had a problem where the engines would completely fail. Id rather have a EGR niggle ( havent had it yet ) than a worry that my engine would

FIAT BRAVO Gearbox swap

Ive got a 150 T-Jet Dynamic. Im doing a lot of motorway driving at the moment and the 6-speed box is a let down. 6th is exactly the same as 5th would have been in a 5-speed car. In other words the extra gear has been used to squeeze the ratios together for acceleration rather than providing a longer-legged gear for motorway driving. 70mph 3000 revs. So Im regularly pulling 4000 rpm and can be doing

Originally Posted by Tad-bravo Obviously you cant just take the gearbox off a multijet and screw it to a tjet its a completely different engine. Why obviously The engines may be completely different but thats not to say they arent designed to fit a common gearbox. Does anyone actually know for definite whether the boxes are common to all bravo 198s (albeit with different internal ratios) or entirely different depending on the engine

Originally Posted by superunknown Why obviously The engines may be completely different but thats not to say they arent designed to fit a common gearbox. Does anyone actually know for definite whether the boxes are common to all bravo 198s (albeit with different internal ratios) or entirely different depending on the engine Its obvious because the engines are completely different even if by some miracle

Originally Posted by Tad-bravo Its obvious because the engines are completely different even if by some miracle the gears and ratios are the same (which theyre definitly not) the shell of the box cant be the same. If you want to be sure search for the part numbers for both models and see if theyre the same. I still dont follow your logic. Theres nothing to stop the gearbox outer casings from being

FIAT UNO II What engines fit 1 on 1 with the Fire 1.1 Engine Or can i Boost mine

Hey I cant think about something else i did everything i could to be so cheap as possible but not realy that.. I did everything that i could find for the 1.1 Fire Engine of my car to gain as mucht as HP i could get.. What did i do Boosted my fuelpressure Open airfilter Smashed my Catalic converter empty Setted my ignition verry early (my throttle response went 10x better) But im bored of the 1.1 motor

car or convert the inlet side to the earlier 1242 16v set up . Originally Posted by UnoGoon The 1.2 16v from the mk1 punto sporting would be the easiest swap out of the 16v fire engines. Ahem (again) Originally Posted by 1986Uno45S An earlier 1242 16v conversion is easier simply because most of it will hook up without too much drama. Check out Panda Sports classic Panda 16v conversion httpwww.fiatforum.companda-class...ine-panda.html

Originally Posted by 1986Uno45S Ahem Ahem (again) The Stilo was only ever fitted with the 1.4 16v. There was never an 8v 1242 option. You may be getting mixed up with the 1.4 litre 12v engine fitted to the bravoa Thats not a FIRE engine and is also renowned for being a complete dog of an engine too. So your point is that i cant just stick a 1.4 16v Stilo engine into my Uno

FIAT BRAVO Bravo in the snow

Hi So I have been toying with the idea of a new set of tyres on the car this winter. The tyres are 245s which a pretty wide and really worried they will act as T trays in the icy conditions. Anyone have any experience driving the bravo in the snow last year and how did it fair My commute is only 8miles which is the outskirts of the town and dual carriageway so Im not going to be stuck in deep snow

Cant help but to pitch in here for anyone searching the forum for reference later. The bravo with real winter tyres is I find quite excellent in the snow except for the times when it hangs on 30-40cm of heavy snow and is doesnt have the weight to press it down and get the weight on the tyres but that is unavoidable with a small non 4wd car. I myself have 16 tyres and wheels for the winter to ease on

FIAT BRAVO Anyone got a new Bravo

If I understand the history of bravos (and thats pretty doubtful) did they not introduce new multi-air engines in circa. 20102011 which were even more powerful and fuel efficient... Anyone got one of those or have I got it completely wrong

FIAT BRAVO Bravo 1.6 Eco - DPF problems and Misfire

Im not going to go into to much detail here as this is getting to a legal situation but are there any other bravo 1.6 Eco owners here that have had any issues with the EGR valve or DPF and the car running badly Mine has developed a fault where the DPF is trying to regenerate much more frequently than it should do (less than 100 miles between instances) and this is causing the vehicle to misfire and

Originally Posted by Hellcat Will be interesting to see ifwhen the 120s suffer the same. Not all 150s have got coked up will have to see if the modified swirl gasket does its thing. The strange thing is that the 1.9 (120 & 150) engines have been around for quite a while...theyve been used in OpelsVauxhalls for ages. It would seem strange that the problem hasnt been deteced and fixed sooner. As for

Originally Posted by Trekster The strange thing is that the 1.9 (120 & 150) engines have been around for quite a while...theyve been used in OpelsVauxhalls for ages. It would seem strange that the problem hasnt been deteced and fixed sooner. As for the problems with the DPF & 1.6 engines they shouldnt happen but still its a fairly new engine so problems are bound to happen Edit Here is the complete

FIAT BRAVO new turbo

has anyone else needed to replace the turbo on the t-jet 150 sport. it was a while ago now i had my bravo for 1 month and the bearings went. it sounded like a bag of nails in a washing machine. was i just unlucky

after the remap (and the smoke) The mpg is alot better mate but only on the motorway at arnd 85-90mph its reading 63-64mpg before remap i was lucky to get 56-57 at 80mph its actually about the same if not worse arnd town driving but the power makes up for it completely different car . I took it santa pod beat 2 astra vxrs corsa vxr golf tdi 150 which was remaped so im very happy with these fiatalfa

FIAT BRAVO Timing Chain

Anyone used one of these on their bravo converted to chain Would be hugely interested if you have or if its possible

a bit noisier but not so much that you would notice unless it was really knackered. Cars ran on chains for hundreds of thousands of miles without ever having a problem for many years before cambelts came along (have never heard of a rover v8 chain breaking or any other cars from that sort of era) As for this comment Originally Posted by s130 Well you read it HERE FIRST No timing chain required. fiat

FIAT BRAVA 182 Engines engines gearboxes

Hi all I have a 99 1.2 bravo. Ive replaced the engine before (old one was completely STUFFED) with a 01 1.2. It has the 01 setup minus the fly by wire downstream sensor cam sensor etc. Was just wondering would a 1.4 16v fit in A hgt or 20vt conversion would be too costly and messy for the moment. And those cars are rare here... I aquired a punto sporting for spares and im wondering about the 6 speed

I agree surely the best bet is to fix the headgasket unless something else is seriously wrong. People repair bent valves etc when the timing belt fails. Find a decent garage mechanic. Not all 1.2 16V engines are the same I swapped an engine into my 2001 Brava (car 106 K miles). The earlier ones are crank sensor only the later ones (like mine) are cam and crank sensor. If it has the cam sensor it will

FIAT BRAVO My new Bravo - first impressions and some questions

Hi guys. Ive been driving my new bravo Tjet 150 for about 3 days now and I am totally impressed So far its better than what Ive expected and I usually have very high expectations about things... I am still getting used with the car so Ill come back with full impressions later at this point I just have a couple of small (I hope) questionsissues I would ask you guys to help me with. The first thing happened

these engines are completely different to the turbo ones i have driven before (200 odd bhp escort RS)

FIAT BRAVA 182 Bravo 1.2 16v Engine problem

Hi My bravo 1.2 16v developed a strange problem. When I try to pull of hard from a junction engine sounds like its running on 3 cylinders and sporadically catches on. Sometimes it backfires. This is not the case if I accelerate with minimum input or at high rpm. Problem seems to be related to air temperature. Near or below 0 C it runs almost fine but not perfect. Also its less noticeable with cold

Congratulations on figuring it out and fixing your car... these engines are fantastic when they are running right. What you have seen is a typical problem with modern cars... a simple fault somewhere will screw other things up and make strange symptoms somewhere else. So if the fuel is not burning right then the engine management lambda sensors will see a mixture fault and try to compensate and then

FIAT BRAVA 182 Adding Horsepower to My Bravo

Ok i have a bravo SX 100 16v which offcourse has 103bhp. I have been thinking on adding more horsepower for a faster car not that i am saying that the car is slow but i want it a bit more faster than it is right now. I recently taked to my mechanic about adding an induction kit and he didnt advise it he prefered adding a chip. So what do you think guys i want something that will boost up the HP by at least 20 bhp or more without ruining the engine. Thank you for your time

Originally Posted by dillinger39 Jug just another thing can you not put a 1.2 or 2.0 litre ecu on to the 1.4 or 1.6 to enable them to be remapped or are they completely different no the engine management for different engines uses different algorithms and different sensors are used with different return voltages (and feedback circuits) so its not possible.

oh yeah those things are my own estimates and people on here with better experience with cars and engines would probably be able to offer better and more complete advice

FIAT BRAVO Ordered TMC Tuning Box

Hi Guys I have just ordered the TMC tuning box for my fiat bravo 1.4 Tjet 150 Sport. Cant wait to install it I also have the ragazzon back box installed. Has anyone else here installed the TMC tuning box on their 1.4tjet sport and can post their thoughts Thanks heaps Cant wait to give it a squirt once installed

Hey Guys I finished installing the power tuning box must give heaps of credit to Daron from TMC great customer service.... The box was quite easy to install even for me a complete newbie when it comes to engines... The power gain seems great and the engine seems much more willing to rev. I wouldnt mind other people who have installed this on their T-Jet to comment on where they actually put the box

Originally Posted by PassaJnr Hey Guys I finished installing the power tuning box must give heaps of credit to Daron from TMC great customer service.... The box was quite easy to install even for me a complete newbie when it comes to engines... The power gain seems great and the engine seems much more willing to rev. I wouldnt mind other people who have installed this on their T-Jet to comment on where

FIAT BRAVO Headlight Bulbs Query

2010 bravo with standard lights What are the bulbs for the dipped and full beam headlights The manual says H1 for both but halfords.com says H1 and H7 Looking to get Halfords Ultra Brilliance or Osram Nightbreakers as the standard bulbs are light having 2 candles light the way

You lift the washer bottle neck out completely. Personally i dont think its anywhere near as difficult as some people think it is on here one of the easiest cars to change headlights on ive come across (and i change them on many cars daily). Maybe my engines a different layout or something. Agreed though that the drivers side is easier with better access and that if the earth lead comes loose and you dont see where it came from you can be a while figuring out where it goes lol

FIAT BRAVO 1.4 16v 90hp Fuel injection cruise control

Having had a pm asking for pictures of installing cruise control on a 1.4 90hp. So the attached pdf is of the complete injection system which Im sure is of more general interest than just to the guy who sent the pm. ECU pinouts are on page 10. Pinouts ar different for other engines Attached Files 90hp ECU.pdf (795.2 KB 12 views) rafsteve liked this post

FIAT BRAVO 2.0 Mjet 165bhp

hey all this is a pretty random thread but basically im just interested in peoples opinions on the fastest of the bravos the 2.0 Mjet 165 what is it like to drive can you consider it a proper sporty car most of all how much do you love it

Ive just bought one today Im so excited to pick it up next Tuesday. I love it. Driven it once and was completely sold. I wanted one of the sport models so it was between the 1.4 t-jet the 1.9 multijet and the refined 2.0 Although I was torn between staying petrol and going for a 1.4 t-jet but after driving the 1.9 multijet and feeling the torque from the diesel I thought it would be worth giving the

FIAT BRAVA 182 help with antifreeze guys cheers

alright guys firstly thanks for all ur help with my threads of recent cars almost runnin like new just one more thing i was wondering...with winter on its way i wana sort out my coolantantifreeze...its gettin abit murky and iv had a radiator leak recently cured so was toppin up with water regularly so i think my cars in need of some coolant. i need to know how to remove all the old watercoolant from

Well Im sorry to disagree here.... It IS completely safe to switch to the (orange) long life coolant no problems are to be expected. In fact you dont have any choice today as long as you keep it original. The old fashioned green Paraflu G11 is no longer available at any fiat dealer (they ALL use orangered long life coolant today in all engines). Instead ALL fiat engines can run on orange long life

Originally Posted by Peter Pick-Up Well Im sorry to disagree here.... It IS completely safe to switch to the (orange) long life coolant no problems are to be expected. In fact you dont have any choice today as long as you keep it original. The old fashioned green Paraflu G11 is no longer available at any fiat dealer (they ALL use orangered long life coolant today in all engines). Instead ALL fiat engines

FIAT PUNTO GRANDE PUNTO III 199 grand punto 07 models

was just havin a look at what models are in the 2007 range and theres a few more. the 1.4 sporting costs about 500 quid more now but seems to have a Dual cam engine opposed to the single cam i thought my 1.4 16v has. also has 16 front alloys to improve its turning circle i think.

ive seen that too on fiat .co.uk. i belive they did that in order to make room for the new fiat bravo which has engines upwards of the 90hp diesel multijet. luckily ive just completed my order here in Romania and managed to order the 90hp version of the diesel engine. later edit it seems bravos diesel engines start from 120bhp... the 90bhp diesel engine might have simply vanished. come to think of

FIAT BRAVA 182 Knock Sensor

Hi. May sound a silly question but Im looking into fitting a 16v head on the Cinq (1242). Eventual plans involve turbocharging with an element of boost control. This boost control will need a knock sensor so to simplify my choices of head does anyone know if any of the MPi 1242cc 16v bravoas had knock sensors on the Engine Management side of things Cheers

it costs me to insure my NA. Setting up will be a faff but once its right - itll be reet. Fitting the parts well i know Tom will be doing the work himself. And finding the parts isnt too tricky either. Quote 4. better alternatives if you want to get your cinq flying and you want a one off job they you should consider full engine and gearbox replacement from another car. a good example is the 1.2 bravo.

FIAT UNO II fiat ie start

what other fiat engines will fit into my uno 1.0 start will punto fit and is there much to change ecu etc as i now i might be able to get a punto 75sx or any is there others that will fit brava stilo etc up to 1.4 cheers

Originally Posted by NORRIE what other fiat engines will fit into my uno 1.0 start will punto fit and is there much to change ecu etc as i now i might be able to get a punto 75sx or any is there others that will fit brava stilo etc up to 1.4 cheers Punto 55 Cinq Sporting 1108cc FIRE Punto 60 1242cc SPi Punto 75 1242cc MPi Punto 85 Sporting bravo Stilo 1242 16v MPi Panda (and bravo Stilo) 1.4 16v MPi

FIAT LINEA 323 Fiat Linea

Announced at the Istanbul Motor Show was the new fiat Linea. It is a four door Grande Punto with a boot. fiat plans to price it at the Dacia Logan level and sell it in eastern Europe and other developing areas. No word yet as to whether it will be sold in western Europe. Its quite stylish from the one small pic of it that I saw in Auto Plus last night.

At a later date the fiat Linea will also be manufactured in Brazil India China and Russia. The new model clearly has an international vocation it was designed by the fiat Style Centre and its exterior styling is elegant dynamic and typically Italian. The aim was to appeal to the public with uncluttered smooth lines which confirm the new fiat family feeeling (from the Grande Punto to the new bravo)

FIAT BRAVA 182 strange idle problem.

i have a small problem with my cars idle.. when i drive down the motorway or say 5060 mph when i come to a stop the idle sticks at about 1500 rpm.it eventually lowers back down to 800 after a few miles off normal driving. i have changed the idle control valve and cleaned my throttle housing out..any ideas guys its becoming a painits like having cruise control when i dont want it. 1.8 hlx p reg. cheers alex

HI guys.. just bought myself a fiat bravo and i seem to have the same problem. Idles at 1500 then it drops to 1000. Where can i find the ICV unit on the engine Sorry its a bit stupid question but i am a complete novice when it comes to fiat engines.thanks for your help..

FIAT MAREA 185 1.9 TD Airbox

Hi Ive got a 98 (S) fiat Marea Estate 1.9 TD (100) Ive attempted to change the air filter but found the 2 bolts that hold the top of the air box are just turning and the top of the air box only lifts about one inch (the 2 side bolts are missing as well). Ive removed the air box mounting bolts (front and rear) and lifted the air box out a bit and saw that the 2 bolts that hold down the top of the air

FIAT BRAVA 182 New Engine. Which should i choose

I have a 1.2 bravo 2000 model. I am planning to change the engine because the 1.2 is too slow for me and with my temperamental way of driving doesnt seem like its gonna hold much longer.. The answer to my question is not straight-forward but I want to hear as much as possible. What engine should i install (Buying another car is out of the question because of the extremely high fiat bravo prices in

100 wires to modify in terms of position length and changing connectors on them. you will definately need the engine & gearbox ecu immob codebox and red key chip. you will probably need the driveshafts and it would be a good idea to swap the wiring loom over. to do it properly and safely youll need to upgrade your brakes and suspension and get the reduced assistance power steering from a 1.82.0 bravo.

Originally Posted by id12586 Will it be possible to do some tasks in a different time. i.e. Installing the immob after a month or so Jug would be better to go for the bravo 1.8 or for an AlfaLancia Engine you can fix the immob whenever you like but the engine wont start until you do. if the donor car doesnt have the red key chip this will be a headache. an alfalancia engine will be far more difficult

FIAT UNO II Planning to revamp

Hi Friends I am though registered long back but recently going through youtube I came across a video wherein a fiat Uno has been rebuilt and reformed into a four wheel drive off road vehicle. I wish if I could do the same or presently I am planning for a front wheel drive engine that is higher than the existing 1700CC Diesel engine (planning to plonk something like 2000CC or 2400CC) but for this I

so basicly u jsut want an engine conversion to make a more powerful city car if so i would look at old lancia or alfa engines. people have done lancia 2L twincam conversions in the past so the is some knowledge here. For a powerful petrol uno the best option has to be the new t-jet engines from the modern 500 bravo and punto lineup. there small capacity but some have reported 250bhp on standard internals.

FIAT BRAVA 182 Injector light Read Here

Hi so previously I was having problems and decided to register here for help however due to email trouble i couldnt complete registration. Anyways I now have fixed on my car what seems to be a fault that is plaguing these forums for so many people and I thought I would shed some light on the situation... So I bought this Brava 1600 16V Automatic V Registered (992000) and got it cheap on the knowing

FIAT BRAVA 182 replacing wingmirror and turbo question

1) need to replace the passenger winmirror on my 2.0 20v hgt that is electric. only need the outside plastic bit as bits are snapped off of mine. can i get one off a manual wingmirror are they the same and just swap them over and where can you unplug the heatedelectic adjustment wires that go into the mirror are there plugs somewhere you can undo or have i gota cut the wires then re-wire. 2) on a completely

FIAT BRAVA 182 Croma turbo motor in a brava

Anyone out the put a 2ltr 8valve turbo croma motor in a brava I can score one for pretty much nothing and just curious about how much effort it would be and how similar that motor is to the later 16valve coupe motor.

I think its much more difficult than the 16v enige. the 8v engine is based on the old twin cam engines while the 16v is mostly a complete new engine. So with the 16v you can use engine mounts from the coupe since that one has almost the same subframe as a bravo while with the 8v you probably have to build your own mounts.

there are only 2 types of CDA Type 1 (for engines up to 1.6) and Type 2 (for bigger than 1.6). Each type is also available in different diameters for connecting to the intake (diameter is given in model number). as a general rule of thumb you can make any CDA fit any car especially a 1.6 bravo but its easier of you get one with the correct diameter for your intake pipe. since the CDA is an enclosed

FIAT BRAVA 182 Battery Light on dashboard

In a recent overhaulupdate to my bravo I changed the alternator as the old one suffered horrendously when my oil cap loosened itself off and destroyed the engine bay. It ruined the old marelli alternator beyond and having so many 1.2 engines lying around i used a very late and clean 01 denso marelli 60ah. Now after 5000rpms the battery light blinks on and off or stays on completely untill the revs

FIAT BRAVA 182 a little help...please

hi so i just got a brava 1.2 sx on a 2001 Y. one or two niggles.... 1. high level brake light inop bulbs removed when i stripped it. what sort 2. wipers dont work on intermittent unless i hold the switch. 3. temp gauge reads halfway all the time and has gone all the way to red but the car has been ok otherwise a great little car and am very pleased with it - just got rid of a ford cougar for it and it really is so much better. get the above sorted and ill be well happy

Hi there Good luck with the car but you MUST immediately check your cooling system (water and antifreeze). It sounds like it is too low anyway so top it up but you have to be very careful that you dont overheat and blow the cylinder head gasket. Its a common problem on these engines if they arent looked after properly and with older bravos and Bravas this is often the case. If its running OK then hopefully

They really are 2 different types of car. G Punto is in the same class as the Corsa and the Astra the same as the bravo. Engine range in the Astra I belive is slighty better as far as the 1.9 diesels go. As I belive they are the same engines as in the bravo in 120 and 150 bhp form. As already said 8000 miles a year sounds very low to be considering a diesel but then some people do seem to prefer them.

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