I miss this car sometimes....
I saw one on eBay about a year ago, but it was not cheap! I will check around later today.. (I had this exact issue when I got my 2001 about a year ago)Hi,
I have just replaced the heater matrix and blower motor on my 1999 166 3.0L V6 Sportronic, only to find that the gearbox ECU had already been damaged (stuck in park, 3rd gear only after activating manual release tag). The gearbox ECU has the following codes:
Does anyone know where I can source a used ECU (I assume its no longer possible to buy a new one from Fiat or from old dealer stock somewhere) ?
Sorry to hear that Hami. Got divorced myself in Jan 2019 (separated since Oct 2013).I've been missing from AO for a few years (getting divorced tends to drive one off-grid :-0). I guess less activity here shows how increasing rare the sight of a 166 is today!
Anyway, i'm hoping to have her taxed and insured as soon as this lock-down is over.
On the to-do list is:
Belts + waterpump
Oil + filter
Heater/aircon/matrix hasn't work properly in 10 years!
Central Locking is toast
Windows and Doors need lubricated
Boot switch in glove compartment not working
Oooh And only have one half melted key (long story)
If anyone has any "easier" or economic fixes for these i'd be grateful
Where's Pomeo ?
Been doing all mine Keep forgetting to disconnect the earth when not using for a while.BUTT days go to weeks then months then Oh dear CHARGER. Laceys ICS did the same 2 months ago.Put the battery onto trickle charge.
Frustratingly though the ICS has gone dark. On the last outing it flickered a bit and then went dim and then out entirely.
I recall years ago JONC GOT MEGA MONEY for an auto ecu sending it to CHILE IIRC....Better ooops cheaper buying the whole cat to get ecu but BIGGER problem with what to do wie the rest of the car UNLESS like when i bought Lucy just to get the G3 Sat Nav BUTT it was a better car pink wing an awe 🤣I saw one on eBay about a year ago, but it was not cheap! I will check around later today.. (I had this exact issue when I got my 2001 about a year ago)
Me aussi hamster Happens tay the best of us . Is having 4 braw 166s grounds for Mrs P (NB She seems tay thinks so . I just cannae unnerstawn it. Seeing my Stag I sold 34 years aqgo still being driven locally makes me MORE determined to keep these beasties OR BUY the Stag back and stick Pomeos 2.5 innit.Sorry to hear that Hami. Got divorced myself in Jan 2019 (separated since Oct 2013).
Pomeo is still lurking bless him
Yeeze;ll nevr believe IT...Oh yes you will MAn how time fries.Tomorrow err oops today Pit a bulb or whatever behind the mileometer as its dead embarring every MOT when they have to shine a light to get reading. Had hoped it would have done a LAcey and healed itself .Bo Beep Syndrome.
Oh Fur Coat The Skooshers need clearing oot.Whirring but dry windaes.
Awe ra best