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Yup.

Adjusted the valves beforehand and I KNEW one of the nuts didn't feel quite right. It pays to carry spare fasteners...like 10.9 rated 6mm bolts! 8 minute repair. Got me home. Rocker arm didn't crack in half. Life is good.

I'll order a couple spare sets of nuts/bolts for next time.

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Paul, maybe Santa will bring you a cover gasket

for Christmas - that ones worse than the one

at the bottom of my neighbors pool!

Keep Warm

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CD: I've got about 4 of them in my toolbox bottom drawer (along with OEM Mahle tii air filters, oil filters, and fuel filters). Forgot to bring one home but didn't want to drive back to the shop (and heat up the engine) to get one.

And let us know about the ABARTH 500! Nosey Nellies like me want to know what you think!

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C.D., we know you've got several pollution systems, air conditioning, radios and engines under your neighbors pool. Do people still swim in that thing?!

Paul, where'd the original one end up in the engine?

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Original one never came apart (thankfully!). The nut simply got stripped/loose and i removed it and the bolt for the temp fix on the side of the highway. Bullet dodged!

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CD: I've got about 4 of them in my toolbox bottom drawer (along with OEM Mahle tii air filters, oil filters, and fuel filters). Forgot to bring one home but didn't want to drive back to the shop (and heat up the engine) to get one.

And let us know about the ABARTH 500! Nosey Nellies like me want to know what you think!

I just saw the ones at SEMA this last week and, damn, they were pretty badass...one was chopped a few inches and it looked pretty mean.. I'm starting to really like those things.

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the 02 connection is the weight - 2500lbs. - same as a tubby 1976 2002 with air conditioning and sunroof, and the standard fiat 500 is 100hp.

wheels are 4x98 ET35 15", 16" std abarth, 17" opt. abarth

my choice:

Fiat-500-Abarth-wheel.jpg

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Took me a while to realize what was wrong in the pic! Nice roadside fix guess I should always carry my box of screws n' nuts.

On a side note that Abarth is sick, we purchased a Fiat 500 that my wife drives daily to work pretty nice car very agile. I can only imagine how fun the Abarth must be we have the regular version.

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I KNEW one of the nuts didn't feel quite right.

TOO TRUE!!!! :)

glad it wasn't catastrophic!!

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