Re: Honest John reviews 149
I have just looked at the 1994-2000 Fiat punto review and it states that "Heater matrix can leak, and if coolant gets into the ECU it can immobilise the car". Yes it probably would, only the ECU is on the inside of the driver side wing, and the heater matrix is behind the dashboard inside the car. So I can't understand how that could happen.
So who knows where that came from?
Alfalincs, you may be correct with regard to oil pump issues, but I haven't heard of one fail yet. At least no more than any other make of car. I would still be inclined to think that most owners have run the car low on oil, filled it up and had a bottom end fail a few thousand miles latter when there was loads of oil in the engine. They then blame the oil pump as they can hardly say that they run the car low on oil if they want to claim on the warranty.
Giulietta 2.0JTDm (170), BMW 120d M sport