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500 Stat leak #1641266
21/05/2020 19:30
21/05/2020 19:30
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My son’s Fiat 500 1.2 stat is leaking at the gasket. It looks to be a relatively easy repair though it looks as though it’s a whole stat rather than just the gasket.

I read that it’s a common fault and that Fiat have upgraded the part. Any advice? Fiat 500 parts prices are absurd from a dealer so I’d happily buy a generic part but don’t want to be in the same boat or, worse still, see Charlie stranded for the sake of a few quid

Re: 500 Stat leak [Re: MeanRedSpider] #1641269
21/05/2020 23:44
21/05/2020 23:44
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A fault that my mates here in Australia have found is that the thermostat of the 1.2 fails as the OEM part has plastic pipes that crack/break. This usually occurs around the 100,000km (60,000 miles) mark.

Suggest you replace the thermostat with an aftermarket one that is of all metal construction (they are available). Here, they are about A$80 (40 quid) from a spare parts shop.

Here is the link to my previous post on this subject: https://www.fiatcoupeclub.org/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1636495/fiat-500-1-2#Post1636495

Last edited by Possum; 21/05/2020 23:53. Reason: Additional info

Re: 500 Stat leak [Re: MeanRedSpider] #1641278
22/05/2020 20:06
22/05/2020 20:06
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Ah - cool - thanks so much


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