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After having to scrap my 2 litre focus and switch to a 1 litre skoda for work, I'm currently trying to get my 166 back in full working order to use for my long distance trips at the weekend.

It currently has no sound from the ics and a misfire. The misfire I've been told by an alfa specialist is the maf but there seems to be several different types.

Does anyone know what the part number is likely to be for a 99 built 3 litre super maf or are the different ones interchangeable?

The second issue I have is that I've taken the car to a car audio repair specialist who've said the ics unit is beyond repair (the transistor and fm receiver have both packed up). Therefore my second question is whether the ics units are interchangeable between all 166s and if anybody on here has one that they're looking to sell?

Thanks, JD
 

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After having to scrap my 2 litre focus and switch to a 1 litre skoda for work, I'm currently trying to get my 166 back in full working order to use for my long distance trips at the weekend.

It currently has no sound from the ics and a misfire. The misfire I've been told by an alfa specialist is the maf but there seems to be several different types.

Does anyone know what the part number is likely to be for a 99 built 3 litre super maf or are the different ones interchangeable?

The second issue I have is that I've taken the car to a car audio repair specialist who've said the ics unit is beyond repair (the transistor and fm receiver have both packed up). Therefore my second question is whether the ics units are interchangeable between all 166s and if anybody on here has one that they're looking to sell?

Thanks, JD
Sorry for your troubles JD!
The ICS units are interchangeable but you do need the 4 digit PIN code for the ICS.
Just to say I swapped mine out and when I did the Sat Nav was looking for a code (which I don't have).
I just removed the unit for now.
Best place to ask is from Chris Cousins and Racheal Whitehead in West Yorkshire.
Chris is on here....
 

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What Mufasa said! Rachael Whitehead was selling an ICS with code recently on the Alfabook facebook page. If you are on facebook do a search for her and send her a message. She usually has lots of 166 bits up for grabs.
 

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Thanks, I think I've seen one on ebay that should do the job. Also need to sort the steering rack, brakes and scabby sills. None of its bad enough to fail and mot but all could really do with attention.
 

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Thanks, I think I've seen one on ebay that should do the job. Also need to sort the steering rack, brakes and scabby sills. None of its bad enough to fail and mot but all could really do with attention.
What needs doing with the brakes?
 

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Its just still on the original discs I think so they're quite badly corroded. The pads dont have too much wear left either. Alfa specialist said theyve probably got another 3-4k miles but may as well replace them if I was doing the discs. They arent dangerous or anything like that and are still better than the brakes on most of the other cars I've had including the 1 year old 10k mile skoda but would be good if they were sharper.
 

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Its just still on the original discs I think so they're quite badly corroded. The pads dont have too much wear left either. Alfa specialist said theyve probably got another 3-4k miles but may as well replace them if I was doing the discs. They arent dangerous or anything like that and are still better than the brakes on most of the other cars I've had including the 1 year old 10k mile skoda but would be good if they were sharper.
These are well thought of:
https://www.mtecbrakes.com/brake-discs/alfa-romeo/166-99-05/166-3-0-v6-01-99-10-05.html

Worth checking their EBay listings too
 

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The second issue I have is that I've taken the car to a car audio repair specialist who've said the ics unit is beyond repair (the transistor and fm receiver have both packed up). Therefore my second question is whether the ics units are interchangeable between all 166s and if anybody on here has one that they're looking to sell?
Something you should keep in mind is that there were two versions of the Becker ICS fitted to the 166 during its lifetime - the 2569 with the earlier cars and then the 2580. I don't know whether the switch coincided with the facelift but I would anyway suggest you look for a 2569. Reason being that you ought to find it easier to get the code for this version, for free thru the goodwill of people on this forum. Especially the guy Zulus in Belarus - see the link to the first sticky at the top of the 164/166 page. He was active at least at the beginning of this year (scroll down on p. 34) and seems happy to receive requests for codes, either in the thread or by PM (he supplied mine and it works). But for tech reasons I don't u/stand, he can only do it for the 2569 model.
 
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Thanks, I think I've now managed to get an ics and maf. So hopefully I can get it sorted this weekend. I'll check out the site for the brakes as well.
 
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