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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Warmenhuizen, NL
Re: Sportronic problem
Thanks Pomeo. What's IIRC? A nearby 1st class workshop will replace the Heater Matrix and install a 2nd hand Sportronic ECU. Additional Electronic damage, such as Airbag unit and relays may arise.
My advice for 166 Sportronic owners: Check your cold Coolant Liquid level on a weekly basis. In case of any loss, suspect the Heater Matrix. Later on I will try to find a way to protect the underlaying Electronics against leaking Coolant Liquid
The guy, selling me the 2nd hand Sportronic ECU wrecks 166's. He told me that all Sportronic equipped 166's are potential victims of coolant leaks. He prefers to trade in 166 Sportronics no matter the damage, as long as Coolant Liquid level is OK. He makes his money selling good Sportronic components.