Originally Posted by pipadip
£95 FOR THE PART!!!
cheapest i've found so far is £92!
That might be why the "Wrinkly One" decided to bodge his!
Dont dispair thought, there are alternatives which should be better and cheaper, but will require some measurements and a little enthusiasm.
Contact Samco here
and give them the inner and outer diameter of the hose you need to replace. If you can supply an image it will be even better. If they dont do a direct replacement part (which I would guess they dont) they will be able to supply a similar pipe which will fit the application with a little modification by way of a scalpel/knife (yes you can cut them to fit). At worst you might need a coupling of some sort which Im sure they can also provide. When speaking to them "do state" that its going to be used for "OIL" application!
The positives to having to go through all that is that you will not have to deal with that problem again in the car's life with a Samco hose fittted. Plus you will NOT pay anywhere near 90 quid
for what is a performance item.
The last time I checked a water set of hoses (3) for the 155 was retailing at 45 quid total!
A good alternative to the Freddy Frodo pads are EBC Greenstuff. They retail at 40-50inc. VAT. I've been using that pad for over 5 years now, performance is very good, very little fade on heavy application with a standard disc and life is good also. Change the discs to drilled or drilled and grooved and fade is gone combined with Greenstuff. If on a budget Fleabay and OMP as Ralf has mentioned is your friend.
P.S. DONT FORGET TO CHECK OIL LEVEL WEEKLY/DAILY WHILST DRIVING WITH A LEAK AND TOP UP AS NECESSARY, else the "*****" will fry permanently Im afraid.