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156 Ti JTM 16v New boy - couple of questions

Hello there

Recently purchased a 156 Ti 16v JTM and have a couple of questions that i hope the forums experience can answer.

Firstly - on low speed manouvering i get what sounds like a grinding noise from the steering somewhere. There is no feeling of this and the steering feels fine, is good about the straight ahead. Could this be signs of power steering pump wear or is this normal?

Next - i don't have an owners manual so i may well be asking some rahter obvious questions and my first one is.... Is the dealer the only place i can get a manual for the car? or are there specialists who can supply parts of this nature

Next - in general is the AC/CC on the 156 decent. Mine feels like there is a heavy smoker behind the vents occasionally blowing some cold air intot he cabim. this may well be bause i haven't set it up properly but i have been stabbing the buttons randomly for weeks with no real difference. Or do i need a re - gas

Next - Brakes - should my pedal be nice and firm or is there naturral slack in the system, Pads and discs are fine so could need a bleed.

Next - Tyre pressure - what should they be - i have the 17" wheels with 205 or maybe 215s on them?

Next - floor mats or most particularly a drivers floor mat - are the aftermarket mats on ebay any good? or should i plump for the genuine item? That heel pad is damn slippery

Sorry about the newbie questions - my previous newest car in the fleet is a 91 so power steering, AC and nearly all the other toys are new to me. Call me a Luddite

Lastly - the car is May 05 and has completed 80k - just had the belt change and a service but has been sitting for a while so i understand some of this will be related.


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