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ALFA 159 Power Steering Reservoir

This week my 1,9JTD has started the dreaded groaning from the pas and the fluid is bubbling in the reservoir. I have read all the postings I can find on here and have decided to try changing reservoir & fluid to see if this will cure it, as many of you have done. I have got the new one from mangoletsi ready to go. Swopping reservoir looks straightforward. My question is how do I empty the old red fluid from pipes and rack after I have changed it please ? Does it need bleeding ? How do i do that pls ? Grateful for advice from someone that's done it.
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Empty it with a syringe, swap it over.

Get at least 2 litres of Tutela G1/R, refill, start engine, turn from lock to lock a few times, stop engine.
Empty reservoir of manky fluid, refill, repeat until clean, 2 litres usually does it.

That's it bled and flushed.

Some guys disconnect the return hose and pump the old fluid back into an empty bottle, but that's a 2 man job.
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If you haven't got access to a decent syringe, you can Siphon it out with a bit of pipe. I used a length of 6mm air line I just pushed into the very corner of the tank.
Took me about 45mins to hour start to finish.
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Thanx chaps, I get on with it saturday 9subject to it not snowing !).
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Changed the reservoir and filled with Castrol Pentosin CHF 11S (25ish per bottle though!!!), working a treat now... can't believe it worked!
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I have changed mine - got new one from mangoletsi & GIR fluid. Problem solved. Thanx for your help. I did however buy a new pas pump just in case - genuine alfa part - which I now don't need. So if anyone on forum wants it, its available ? Alfa part no: 518391020. Fits 57 plate 159 & possibly Brera ?

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Where about in mangoletsi website I can find this new reservoir as I cannot find it in 159 parts catalogue?
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60.25 all together, will get everything changed next week. Thanks God and AO for this information as I just got my AR and steering noise was driving my crazy!

Edit: can anyone advise my on which size jubilee clips I should buy to replace original ones?

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