Tin worm attack ...
AO Gold Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
They should .. they are the same across all the vented disc 156s except the GTA. But if you want them in a hurry, try buypartsby and the Mintex MDB2068 at £18.61 plus del plus VAT. I've ordered some parts from mister-auto which were estimated to arrive today .. and are at still at Stansted according to the FedEx system ... having come from France at 4am this morning!!! If they deliver tomorrow, I'll apologies for doing them an injustice ... just glad I didn't need them tomorrow!
When I had to replace the connector pipes on the master of my 156 I took the master off and resealed it. I didn't go through any of that "bleed at master", "bleed at ABS" malarky .. in fact, unless you can prevent the air getting back in you won't be bleeding it properly ... which is why it's done at the bleed screws on the calipers. Opening the pipe connectors will let air in regardless of how much is coming out ... by using the tried and tested bleed pipe in a jar of fluid, air can't get back. No most bleed tubes have a one way valve (in some basically a small cut in the side ... others more sophisticated valves). Or use the pressure bleed system.
I'd get a couple of litres of brand new Super Dot 4 fluid and bleed it thoroughly again .. I think if you get air in the ABS (which you probably have now), it's really hard to get out ... there are special techniques (possibly including using a diagnostic system). Bleed it slowly and methodically and it might work ..
Diesels are also unlike petrol engines in that they can't generate vacuum from the intake .. there's a pump driven by the engine .. so they are going to feel different.
HIS: 1998 156 2.0 TSpark with Sport Pack 2, sunroof and hi-level spoiler in Alfa Rosso. V6 intake mod, clear side repeaters and Zeatek undertray.
HERS: 2009 MiTo 1.4 95bhp Turismo arrived 21st November in Techno Grey with colour-coded headlight surrounds.
"If you're driving on the edge ... you're leaving too much room!"
My Alfa156 Web Site - how-to's, piccies, links, useful stuff, etc.