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Old 7th March 2008, 16:40   #16
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do an italian tune up, helps most often
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Old 7th March 2008, 17:02   #17
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Started. And i see the rpm meter dancing between 2500rpm and 500 rpm.!!! I drive away and this dissappears. Never expereienced that again. Lucky Me!!

What could that be.??
Was the tachometer dancing or was the motor also fluctuating? A momentary electrical fluctuation will cause a tach to dance all over the place. If it starts happening regularly have someone check your battery and alternator.
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do an italian tune up, helps most often
Well. I dont see any competent italiano indiano around-o town-o.

Had the same issue today morning also. The rpm meter moved from 2.5 to .5 mark. (just as a KSRTC Bus would do when kept at idle) The engine stalls when i try to move. Had a 100km trip. Ripped her for some time. Now she seems to be perfectly fine. Will wait for the next time she feels like dancing.

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Hello!
Twingo, tango and 100kmph doesn't go well together always. So, be careful before you try to rip into her.
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Hello!
Twingo, tango and 100kmph doesn't go well together always. So, be careful before you try to rip into her.
I was just trying the "FLush OUt" all those Blistering barnacles out of those throttle bodies...
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I was just trying the "FLush OUt" all those Blistering barnacles out of those throttle bodies...
As long as I know, what you tried to do would've only FLushed In those blistering barnacles. And that is more bad. My thoughts.
Get in touch with some experts soon in this department. (Oh! I forgot. You're stuck with the wrong car. You'll hardly find an expert for it na!) LOL.
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As long as I know, what you tried to do would've only FLushed In those blistering barnacles. And that is more bad. My thoughts.
Get in touch with some experts soon in this department. (Oh! I forgot. You're stuck with the wrong car. You'll hardly find an expert for it na!) LOL.
Thanks a lot for the reassurances.
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Did the adventure come with the "Drive By Wire" thingy?

If so, could be a problem with that causing the fluctuating RPM.
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No it think its the FIAT Diesel that came with Drive By Wire.
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Had a 100km trip. Ripped her for some time. Now she seems to be perfectly fine. Will wait for the next time she feels like dancing.
This IS italian tune up Yes it sometimes really help, if the case is that of minor clogging and all.

Wait and see, if issue reappears head for a good mech with proper tools.
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Please remove your plug wires and put them back on. Also check when was the last time you had your plugs replaced...
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Same problem had cropped up once in my siena,drive it like a madman and rip her through every gear and the problem will get sorted out.Most probably you might have tanked up from a bad petrol station.Bad fuel can cause this problem.
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The car has done just 18.5K. When should i change the spark Plugs?
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20 k kms is a good time to replace the plugs.
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