Karim drives a 1993 Tipo 16V and is fortunate enough to live
only 2 miles from the A1-Ring where he often gets the chance to drive
his car. Karim would like to know what oil people put into their Tipos
and what the consumption is like? Karim suggests one way of
modifying the engine would be to add the turbo charger from the
Fiat Coupé 16V Turbo. It seems that adding a turbo charger is not
that easy cause you have to change the pistons, valves and
camshafts as well to cope with the power of the turbo charger.
Moreover you'll need an oil cooler as well as an intercooler.
Karim doesn't know whether would also have to modify the gearbox
to cope with the torque (approximately 280 Nm instead of 170 in
the normal 16V Tipo) of the turbo charged engine.
In January 1999 Karim's cam belt jumped and got out of sync whilst
trying to start the engine. The valves hit the pistons and the car
had to be taken to a garage. The engine needed new inlet valves
and valve springs, a new cam belt and new gaskets. The engine is
working much better than before although the repair did
cost 1500 Euros.
Karim says that in Austria the rear spoiler was standard
on all Tipo 2.0 16V available.
Karim's ordered some Sparco brake discs for his Tipo.
Just the front discs cost ATS 1,830 a pair.
He has already replaced the rear discs with "Jurid"
discs (original quality - standard discs). The guy at the
garage advised him not to use Ferodo brake pads cause the wear
is enourmous, so Karim ordered standard brake pads.