Hi everyone! Fiat beginner here, wanting to learn and grateful to have found this forum!
I bought an 2012 500 Abarth a few weeks back an absolutely adore it. The only downside is the number of check engine lights that have cropped up in the short time I've own it. The most recent has been a turbo boost leak that a local shop has tracked down to being the diverter valve. The problem is that the valve is an aftermarket part and not a OEM part. The mechanic says the shop is not able to do anything with aftermarket parts or tuning, and he's not even sure if the car has been flashed, and therefore he doesn't feel comfortable of doing anything about it. Now by all means, I'm a beginner in understanding how cars work, but how hard would be to replace the diverter valve myself? After some research, I've found good things concerning the GFB diverter, and it doesn't seem to be a complicated job to remove the intake pipe, a few bolts, at put the new one on. Am I missing something or is there any other advice you'd have before just doing it myself? I've done small jobs (like brakes) around cars before but this would be my first time poking around the engine and turbo.
Thanks for any advice!