Are you sure there is a throttle cable Most modern cars have a potentiometer wiper system connected to the pedal. Perhaps a full throttle signal is being created.
Originally Posted by tommo1 Are you sure there is a throttle cable Most modern cars have a potentiometer wiper system connected to the pedal. Perhaps a full throttle signal is being created. I am 100percent sure that this car has an accelerator cable.
Originally Posted by tommo1 Are you sure there is a throttle cable Most modern cars have a potentiometer wiper system connected to the pedal. Perhaps a full throttle signal is being created. The 1.1 is cable not fly by wire
Ok so now that we have established that please does anyone habes any other ideas Most Easterly pandas disliked this post
Anyway who cares what the engine can rev to only an idiot would take it over 4000. Theres no point as power drops off very quickly I had problems with the gearbox slipping out of fifth into neutral (since repaired) thats how I know that 5000 is easily achievable. An MOT tester should take the engine to its max revs hes not testing rev limiters. Most Easterly pandas disliked this post
The maximum power of the diesel engine is at 4000 rpm. While I would not recommend continuous running at maximum power I think it a gross overstatement to say only an idiot would rev over 4000 rpm With a thoroughly warmed engine and the right road conditions I would argue that a thirty second thrash with full throttle and 4000rpm (and maybe a little more) would do the engine good as it would clear out carbon and exercise the turbo wastegate which will seize shut if the car is constantly driven easily. Its called an Italian tune-up Most Easterly pandas liked this post
Originally Posted by floatinglandrover If the corsa and panda engines are made by fiat how come they have GM cast into the block. When fiat and GM first had their tie-in fiat could not keep up with demand for the little diesel. It is likely that GM are building it under licence so their casting has their logo in it. When the Corsa first got this engine many Vauxhall dealers were subcontracting warranty
My last MOT on my MJ was done while I waited and I did hear the nuts being revved off a car and then I realised it was mine It seems that the smoke test for a diesel is done by flooring the throttle while a smoke probe is stuck up the exhaust. If it doesnt pass then it can be repeated up to a total of 6 times. Old type diesels (before electronic control) had a mechanical system (a governor) that cut
past 2000 rpm until I put in it gear and drive. So if its a driveability issue it maybe your problem is a sticking turbo actuator arm. A turbo will spin faster the more exhaust gas passes the blades so the more you rev the faster it spins and so on. To prevent over boost the exhaust side has a little bypass or wastegate this should open when the turbo starts to reach its safe maximum boost. (the panda
Thats the problem with these fan-dangled newer classic pandas Lambda gauge That would be my first guess at least. If its failing it could be getting confused over the mixture and throwing the fuelling up and down. Not had a temperature gauge cause problems before plus it would over fuel consistently with this fault and so would just rev high all the time.
Grit or dirt in the alternator maybe Even with my 4x4s metal sump guardundertray a lot of dirt gets thrown over the alternator and its in the right place for where you describe the noise as coming from. You could try hosing it down maybe
Originally Posted by Herts Hillhopper Grit or dirt in the alternator maybe Even with my 4x4s metal sump guardundertray a lot of dirt gets thrown over the alternator and its in the right place for where you describe the noise as coming from. You could try hosing it down maybe Hi all sounds like the alternator if the garage who did the Cam - belt were competent then it should not be an over-tight alternator
that problem with your fuel gauge Must be a Marbella thing as none of my pandas have that problem but my Marbella reads full aaaall the time I bought a new fuel sender unit (the floaty bit) but havent got round to fitting it yet on mine. You have to drop the tank down a bit to get to it and that can be a bit of a pain. Anyway glad to hear its been saved. That 853cc version I would guess is the fiat
arent adjustable. My ECU (which is the Bosch jetronic - fuel only system) also does the learning thing after a battery disconnection and it does take a while to get itself sorted out. But the thing that seems to alter most is the time it takes to reach tickover speed on releasing the throttle. (Its quicker when its learned). There is a recent thread on this part of the forum regarding Augustes panda
Originally Posted by Most Easterly pandas Ah right. Not sure if youve a similar DPF setup to my 120 with the 5th injector although sound like your DPF system might be one of the nastier over fuel the engine to regen types. Why is that nastier All fiat DPF regens are done by overfueling.
Originally Posted by trent the c1aygo107 all use the daihatsu engine its the lightest production car engine in the world and has won international engine of the year for the last three years i run a panda dynamic and my girlfriend runs a daihatsu sirion 1 litre both cars have covered approx 30 k miles from new and the panda engine is much noisier at this mileage than the daihatsuthe panda engine also
The sequence for your lights going out is perfectly normal so there is no need to worry. As for the revving Im not 100% sure but there is a chance the car has a rev-limiter set to it for when revving from idle and cold to make sure the engine does not get damaged. I assume you were sat revving it rather than driving and it wont go over 2500rpm. Never ever over-rev a cold engine as you are wrecking
I was on a slight downhill gradient on the M27 at the time but it still counts The car used to nudge 90mph on the flat until I decided (for the speed test) to pump the tyres up to the laden pressure and now the car will nudge 100mph on the straight and level. Im still amazed that a 1.0 litre engine can accomplish this I wondered if the speedo was over-reading but at the national limit the panda
Originally Posted by puffed out daddy numerous near misses with cars pulling out and dont get me started on the horn fitted to the panda. Same with the mk2 panda Crap horn hence why it now has 2 air horns from a Ford Serra they really made a woman in a Zafira jump when she cut me up and the spots Ive got lit up the White Fiesta that cut me up on a roundabout well to the looks on their faces as they
This might seem a little obsessive but at the beginning of the month every month I used to check over everything on my Punto tyre pressures oil coolant etc. I did this check for the first time on Charmanda today. Started with checking the oil...... I spent about 5 minutes looking for the dipstick because Im an imbecile. Ive only worked on new cars that have really long dipsticks right at the top of the engine with a bright yellow handle. Moving on checked coolant couldnt actually see the level through the reservoir its more yellow than clear. Gave her a wash because every other Monday is car cleaning day for me. (Im quite OCD...) Whilst cleaning the car and being utterly bored I was wiping some dirt off the exhaust tip and remembered a video I had seen quite some time ago of someone filling their exhaust tip with soap suds and then blowing bubbles by revving the engine. So the excited 8 year old I am I scooped loads of bubbles up from my wash and wax filled the exhaust tip. Set my phone on record and started her up. The image in my head was big perfect bubbles flying out of the exhaust. Reality. Exhaust Bubbles - YouTube Exhaust Bubbles - YouTube Just covered my phone in bubbles really.... Dragon Man panda panda homeward liked this post
Originally Posted by pandasam t the car runs really sweet the engine is much quieter and ive got around 100 miles more from the half tank ive used than i usually do and i havent changed how i drive at the halfway mark on the fuel level ive done over 220miles i know the fuel is cleaner than supermarket stuff but has anyone else noticed this dunno what it has been like in Nantwich but we have had some
thanks for your advice and you are correct I am still learning about the panda. I will try making the adjustment. This adjustment you mention adjusts the clutch pedal height. How will this stop the over revvingpoor engagement I get at the mo btw just to the left of the clutch adjustment (on top of the clutch casing I think) there is a rubber clip lid that covers a view hole. What is it for Is it a lubrication point thanks
and tracks (it has climate control fitted BTW ) I also specd it up to include the panoramic sunroof and upgraded sound system which are both worthwhile additions IMO. The roof doesnt get opened much but does make the interior feel much brighter with the two apertures into the cabin. Some friends just came back from Italy who told us that on their visit to Mt Vesuvius they saw quite a few 4x4 pandas
I had before I do have a few problems however ... Squeaking when cold from the instrument binnacle. Not major just a little irritating Can be a bit crunchy going from 2nd to 3rd gear at lover revs but fine when revving higher Bluetooth system doesnt seem to want to pair with my phone a Nokia N78 just says something in Italian. Wouldnt pair with the dealers phone either says hes gonna contact fiat
Originally Posted by Palio Hi Si Knew I didnt imagine it Im quite often going over to Cheltenham (every few weeks anyway) usually in a panda so if youre nearly en-route we should try to meet up I was in race mode to get to the wedding on time so if youd have blinked at the wrong second Id have been gone lol. Realistically it doesnt go that fast but so much fun revving and zooming around the tight twisty
(or two valves per cylinder configuration) is a rarity thesedays. The Fire engine is pretty outdated compared to pretty much any other engine offered by all the other manufacturers where four valves per cylinder is the norm. To be fair Babbo a sidevalve engine could not realistically compete with todays engines and to an extent this is where the ancient Fire unit struggles. Im just surprised fiat
Why is the 4x4 less economical than even the 100hp Several reasons. 1. A heavier car due to the additional strengthening and weight of the 4x4 transmission. 2. The desperately underpowered 1.2 petrol engine often has to be thrashed to maintain normal progress. The gearing is low so that that at motorway speeds the engine is revving faster than any other panda variant. 3. The 4x4 transmission to the
I gave mine a little too much stick before it was run in but there again thats what the warranty is for muahaha that said it was never thrashed. there is an over-revving thing on the panda to stop you spanking the limiter youll feel the power drop off before 7000rpm
Originally Posted by Tony M Sorry youre right... it was from the 1096cc ( i forgot the exact capacity) pushrod UNO60 selecta... if anyone knows the exact model itll save me a trip down to look at the carb to check. DTMR maybe... just trying to find online refence to the carb... as the tubes are in different positions to the ICT on the panda FIRE engines. Uno 60 Selecta used the older 1116cc engine.