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    Unexpected Orange Juice - Dom's Twingo GT

    Well me and the Twingo are now at 106,000miles, I've established that the coolant probably need changing as it got hot again, this time the same reason as last. Its not sitting in traffic that does it, the fan will come on in traffic just fine and cool it back down however when sitting in slow...
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    Unexpected Orange Juice - Dom's Twingo GT

    I've checked the battery myself with a multimeter, with alternator getting a solid 14.4v obviously. Battery shows 12.8v with engine off even an hour after the engine has been off. Its not that the engine won't crank fast enough to start, it'll sound normal but it just takes the engine a while to...
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    Unexpected Orange Juice - Dom's Twingo GT

    Sorry for the absence, I very recently became an Uncle so I've been a bit distracted. The Twingo has been going along fine, nearly at 104,000miles now. I think mine is one of the Twingos with cold start issues that I've read about here and there, sometimes when its sub 3C it'll turn over for...
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    Lowering Springs

    Ah right I see now. Thanks!
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    Lowering Springs

    Well I much prefer the sound of that drop in height. I forget how much cheaper it is to modify an older car... I'm buying a set of four new Bilstein shocks for the Panda, £130 :D I think I'll save and get the coilies rather than do it half arsed with springs and uprated shocks. I'm not sure I...
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    Lowering Springs

    Ah.... this is a little more than the £150 odd quid for a set of springs... Didn't realise the Twingo's shocks were so naff. Panda is on lowering springs with standard shocks, although they don't last as long tend to get 2+ years before they're shagged. Thanks anyway though, never had...
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    Lowering Springs

    I had the Twingo parked next to my Panda for possibly the first time the other day and I came to the realization that I want to modify it. My Panda which is quite suitably modified looks just more mine than the Twingo. The Panda has SPAX lowering springs all round with a 40mm drop on each...
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    The Twins' Twingo

    Damn there goes my hopes of quickly making it sound better... I was trying to remove the recirc pipe from the dump valve and plug it up but couldn't get the damn thing off and it started to rain so another time.... Sorry for completely trashing your project thread by the way... :roll:
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    The Twins' Twingo

    Ah yes forgot this is a thread for a 133, I very much doubt the GT has such a thing in its rubbish looking airbox. I love my eco2 sticker ;)
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    The Twins' Twingo

    Not worth the extra power if leaving it on annoys every member on here :lol: Also define what you mean by this so called 'air box bung', so desperate to make my GT sound less naff but can't be affording new exhaust just yet.
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    The Twins' Twingo

    You'll be pleased to know my eco2 sticker is still firmly in place. :twisted:
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    Unexpected Orange Juice - Dom's Twingo GT

    The car runs at about 84C under normal driving, very rarely budges and I'd say it gets up to temperature quick quickly. Not sure how accurate the scan gauge is but its been reporting 45MPG on my light footed motorway journeys (70mph, light acceleration only) however drops to 38-39MPG when...
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    Unexpected Orange Juice - Dom's Twingo GT

    I had a right faff trying to get the car to overheat. Sat in the sun (although not overly warm of course) revving the car at a standstill etc and couldn't get it to budge over about 86. Switched the aircon on and it jumped up to 95 in no time and the fan came on and bought it back down to 85 in...
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    Unexpected Orange Juice - Dom's Twingo GT

    Does anyone know the temperature at which the Twingo will turn its cooling fan on? It got a little hot sitting in start stop traffic a few days ago (Scangauge reported 101C at one point), I'm going to go run it today and see when the fan kicks in to see if its the controller for the fan/fan...
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    Unexpected Orange Juice - Dom's Twingo GT

    Oh, and to avoid this becoming a boring wall of text thread my first 'nice' picture of the car :D
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