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Club126UK Forum News / Subscribers Section.
« Last post by ChrisRLewis on October 13, 2020, 07:07:10 PM »
There are few problems accessing the subscribers section. I am working on it,. ;)
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Fiat 126 Chat / Re: Bis fuse box and relays
« Last post by Njkip on October 11, 2020, 10:05:42 AM »
Talking of relays.....anyone know where I can get /or what type the intermittent wiper relay is ....thanks..
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Fiat 126 Chat / Re: Bis fuse box and relays
« Last post by andyzeetec on October 10, 2020, 08:39:34 PM »
Did you find out what the 2 relays were outside the box?

This is a quote from another post,  I'm thinking maybe the relays are something to do with the cooling system modifications by Fiat on the later models?

"Having spoken to a Fiat veteran who still works in the parts department at my local Fiat dealer. He was delighted to see my Bis. He mentioned that Fiat was inundated with warranty claims re overheating from the early models. He mentioned the early 1987 watercooled versions were problematic, but were all rectified. Though he said, Fiat sorted the overheating problems from 1988 Bis models onwards"

I have attatched a pic of my fusebox and the workshop manual details from an early revision I guess, which excludes the 2 additional relays.




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Fiat 126 Chat / Re: hi any advice or thoughts
« Last post by zola67 on October 08, 2020, 07:34:46 PM »
Hi

thanks for your thoughts I will pass on
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Fiat 126 Chat / Re: hi any advice or thoughts
« Last post by michaelodonnell500 on October 08, 2020, 07:21:21 PM »
Hi there.
He should Sell individually. They are different cars and will attract different buyers. The 500 is easy enough as there are plenty for sale on ebay or car and classic. There is always some variation depending on condition. But previous sold items on ebay give a good indication of current value.
The 126 bis 's I have seen on ebay recently have gone for more than I was expecting given their condition and that's great news for anyone looking to sell particularly as there aren't many for sale at the moment.
I've not been looking at cinquecentos so I can help with that one.
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Fiat 126 Chat / hi any advice or thoughts
« Last post by zola67 on October 08, 2020, 07:11:11 PM »
Hi,

hope you are all well

Where would be the best place to find a value for a car- is there such a place or does it just depend on what someone is willing to pay?

Basically my friend has a Fiat 500F bambina from 1966, a Fiat 126 Bis from 1989 and a Fiat Cinquecento from 1994

He may need to sell these, he does not know if to sell as a collection or individually and how to sell ie on ebay, on a specific Fiat website or a classic car website

he would like to get a rough idea of what he may be able to get for each, on ebay he spotted a classic 500 for just under £4000, a 126 bis for £1500 and a Cinquecento for about £600

any thoughts or ideas thanks
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Correct battery for bis
« Last post by Njkip on October 08, 2020, 06:30:59 PM »
Nice one Andy that's very helpful....I'll get a new battery and see where it goes from there....thanks again....👍👍
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Correct battery for bis
« Last post by andyzeetec on October 08, 2020, 06:24:01 PM »
Found this..

Amperage ratings are just a maximum, so equipment will only draw as many amps as they need.

A larger battery with more ampere hours can store more energy, and a battery with a higher CCA rating can pump out more current faster when you start the car - the starter will draw as much as it can handle, though, the battery isn't "pushing" a flood down the pipe.
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Sticky drum brake puzzle ...
« Last post by Abarth982 on October 08, 2020, 04:27:12 PM »
Thanks both, gravity bleeding tomorrow it is then (too knackered today from getting up and down umpteen times!)  :)
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Sticky drum brake puzzle ...
« Last post by Macmonkey on October 08, 2020, 02:41:26 PM »
I was in a similar position to you in that I too had a binding front brake but that was caused by a dodgy hose. I ended up changing all my brake shoes, cylinders and hoses as they were past their best. When I bled my brakes I too felt as though there was a lot more pedal travel. Like you said some of this will be down to the brakes no longer sticking/binding so the pedal’s bound to feel different but also the brakes were a sod to bleed! What I found useful was when I was happy I had got all the air bled out of the lines (I eventually found gravity bleeding worked the best), I took the cap off the fluid reservoir, gently depressed the brake pedal a bit and keeping it depressed tapped the master cylinder to dislodge any air trapped in it. I found that if I left it and came back to it the next day it had given chance for the air in the system to work it’s way up into the fluid reservoir. There was still a bit of travel in the pedal but I have now covered a couple of hundred miles and the travel is getting less as the shoes bed in. Also I have done the old trick of driving quickly in reverse and slamming on the anchors which took away a bit of travel too.
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