Jump to content
jmsguzzi

Fiat Croma Owna (+ other car related occurrences)

Recommended Posts

5 minutes ago, jmsguzzi said:

As a side note anyone in the North East know any garages/mechanics that are knowledgeable on old shite.

Search Google for Andy's garage, Annfield plain.  @scaryoldcortina on here and retro rides.

 

Top shiting, we'll have to sort a NE meet up in the near future. (I'm in Durham)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, I can't stop looking at that interior!  I may be way off the mark here, but if you've been used to driving new stuff with featherlight steering I'd expect the Croma's to feel quite heavy even if working properly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, loserone said:

Search Google for Andy's garage, Annfield plain.  @scaryoldcortina on here and retro rides.

 

Top shiting, we'll have to sort a NE meet up in the near future. (I'm in Durham)

Definitely up for a meet, been lurking on this forum for years!

Infact, I blame you all for the impending stress and heartache lmao

31 minutes ago, BeEP said:

Wow, I can't stop looking at that interior!  I may be way off the mark here, but if you've been used to driving new stuff with featherlight steering I'd expect the Croma's to feel quite heavy even if working properly.

I expected it to be heavier than my S40 definitely but my Dad who used to have a Merc 190E drove it and also feels that it’s maybe a bit heavier than it should be along with a few on here who said their Cromas were a light steer. The gearchange is definitely something that I’ll have to get used to though! 

 

25 minutes ago, Sir Chocolate Teapot said:

As a first car ? that is fantastic . Proper comfy interior  ( for an ape).

Guessing by your username you are not soo young but an ex biker with sore forearms, still an excellent transition from one old italian to another  .

I’m actually 23! It’s my third car in three months after a string of bad luck with the other two, Ibiza was written off and the Volvo was just a problematic temp until I could buy something like this. The usernames from helping my Dad restore his V50 Monza when I signed up here years ago, hence the Guzzi!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's amazing, not common in 1988 and certainly not now.

Is this the shared platform with the Saab 9000, Alfa 164 and something else which I've forgotten?

Well done dude.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Steering. Pump the tyres up. Mine felt heavy till I took it up to mid 30)’s psi for a few weeks, then back to 30. Seemed to sort it.

Lumpy idle is cos it’s been sitting. Decent fuel & an Italian tune will almost certainly sort that. 
 

Well done, looks good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, nigel bickle said:

Steering. Pump the tyres up. Mine felt heavy till I took it up to mid 30)’s psi for a few weeks, then back to 30. Seemed to sort it.

Lumpy idle is cos it’s been sitting. Decent fuel & an Italian tune will almost certainly sort that. 
 

Well done, looks good.

Cheers will give it a go!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Marsh said:

 

Is this the shared platform with the Saab 9000, Alfa 164 and something else which I've forgotten?

Yes.  Lancia Thema.

The Croma was the rarest of the four in the UK when they were current, and I assume it still is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Skizzer said:

Yes.  Lancia Thema.

The Croma was the rarest of the four in the UK when they were current, and I assume it still is.

Whose was that nice white one at fotu earlier this year? That looked pretty bloody special too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice, love a croma, I've got 2 of its sisters (lancia thema). Clean out the idle control valve that should help the idle. If you need any help or owt, parts etc pm me. Ive got some good contacts for thema parts, and alot will fit these. There are 2 earth points at front that cause issues, there under head lights sort of near where subframe mounts at front. Clean them up. Pm if you need owt. Thanks matt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...