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nrg19uk

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126 help
« on: April 10, 2005, 10:24:51 PM »
hi guys can sumone give me a few ideas into a fiat 126 i wanna buy.

They have told me the engine runs fine it goes into gear but it doesnt drive. could you tell me a few possible problems for this thanxs.
and how much it could cost me....


thanxs for your help neil :D
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2005, 10:38:49 PM »
Sounds like a clutch or gearbox problem or possibly a driveshaft?
Any strange noises when the clutch is released?
If it's the clutch or gearbox, the box will have to come out, not much of a job on these cars.
It it's a clutch problem should be around ?40-50 for a new one (thats doing the job yourself). If it's a gearbox you should pick a second hand  for around the same price?

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2005, 10:47:11 PM »
well i was told it had a reconditioned box in it, how easy are parts too get hold of, can u get them from fiat? i have been after one of these babys for a while now and the only way i have seen one sorta working thats in my price range.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2005, 11:08:37 PM »
hi nrg the thing with fiat 126 there so simple to fix, and prices are still good for parts there are gear boxes every where, what cars said sounds a 100%. if you want to save evenmore when you join the club you gt 10% off ricambio who are excellnt. Franco the owner once drive 40 miles to get a float for my carb which was ?10 because he told me he could get me one. Is the the fiat a BIS? if you join i'll even copy my CD manual for you how does that sound? im just please dyou are interested in buying one. Im nearly 19  i assume by your username your 19?

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hello again
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2005, 11:23:20 PM »
Thanks for all the intrest guys, im 23 old name just stuck wiv me lol, its a 1988 fiat 126 bis in blue. i have seen it on ebay its the only only one i have seen near my area. have a look  4542134879

and sumone better not bid it up lol
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2005, 11:45:10 PM »
Go for it mate, very nice condition no RUST!!! find out mileage of engine, but definatly looks gd.

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2005, 06:36:46 PM »
chris can i get a copy of the cd manual... you could send it with my club t shirt  and sticker.....  :wink:    p-p-p-please...
one resprayed and another arrives- double trouble BIS style!!

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2005, 10:46:03 PM »
Because it's a BIS model I think the only replacement box has to be from a bis model and not the air-cooled models. Just warning you that they could be a bit harder to find!
I am not 100% on this, so perhaps someone else could confirm this?

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Thanks for all the intrest guys, im 23 old name just stuck wiv me lol, its a 1988 fiat 126 bis in blue. i have seen it on ebay its the only only one i have seen near my area. have a look  4542134879

and sumone better not bid it up lol

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2005, 11:34:57 PM »
Stuey of course you can, i have just finsihed cellotaping up your parcel my mum is posting tomoro morning, you will love!!! i will have to send it seperatly now, i have you address, so no worries m8.

The Bis has a syncromesh gear box, the fiat 500 had a crash box which meant double declutching when lowering gear. as the 500 and 126 aicooled had same engine (diff CC) the gear box was the same. so the answer to your question is no the BIS has a differnt gearbox. I havnt answered that very well, was trying to add a bit of technical for future reference.  :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2005, 12:03:39 AM »
Chris,
I think you will find the 500 and 126 gearboxes (aircooled) very different.
The 500 is a crash gearbox and the 126 (aircooled) has syncromesh and suprisingly the 500 box is much stronger!
The other differences is the bellhousing the starter motor is on a different side on the 126 compared to the 500.
I have read somewhere that the bis box is different again and not compatible for the aircooled, not sure of the difference though?
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Stuey of course you can, i have just finsihed cellotaping up your parcel my mum is posting tomoro morning, you will love!!! i will have to send it seperatly now, i have you address, so no worries m8.

The Bis has a syncromesh gear box, the fiat 500 had a crash box which meant double declutching when lowering gear. as the 500 and 126 aicooled had same engine (diff CC) the gear box was the same. so the answer to your question is no the BIS has a differnt gearbox. I havnt answered that very well, was trying to add a bit of technical for future reference.  :lol:

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2005, 07:33:52 AM »
The 126 aircooled box is a 3 syncro unit. Just means you have to double clutch to get into 1st when the cars moving.

Ubnfortunatly thats to complicated for most people so 1st gear is normaly knacked and jumps out of gear all the time.   :)

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2005, 10:45:04 AM »
Hi all, sorry about that i thought the BIS gearbox was the only box with syncro. Pleased you two have cleared that up  :wink:

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2005, 07:14:26 PM »
thanks chris ill be wearing the t shirt a le mans this year with pride!!
one resprayed and another arrives- double trouble BIS style!!

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2005, 12:46:05 AM »
sounds to me like a cluch

i see the fiat 126 on ebay you are looking at it is on my watching list
(dont worry not going to bid on it) but for the price it was at when i looked at it you cant go rong really

good luck with it
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hi guys
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2005, 02:22:35 PM »
i have got no way of picking the car up that i was bidding on ebay, plus i cant find anywhere too put it i will have to wait till i have more money to get one up and running. so hope one of you has a bid on it, it has got 1hr 2 go and is only 10pound at mo
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