now a diesel head..
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Alfanatics to the rescue...Again
well what can I say..
as you will know if you have been following I have a GTV PH1 Lusso I have been bringing back to life, last week on the way to the MOT Re-test the brake lines failed..! after some poking around I found it was the unions to the compensator valve and the brake lines had also partially corroded.
copper pipe purchased and flaring tool warmed up and ready for action! finally today after making new pipes I was ready for re-assembly. could I find a diagram or schematic of the pipe run to the compensator...?
had I taken a single pic or made a note of here things were..? course not on both counts...!! I assumed eper would have a helpful diagram. fatc chance.
much internet trawling and forum searching ensued and although there are some helpful threads none mention definitively what goes where..and the pics are not quite clear enough to take a chance on it.
so I was stuck, as the kind Gentlemen at Alfanatics had helped before with the airbag light (they have PH1 software) I hoped they would again, and must say they came up trumps...
after we explained the problem on the phone, they said, come over we have a GTV you can have a look at to confirm the pipe run..so off we went.
got there, nice and friendly welcome despite being busy and us guys just needing a favour, Terry who I believe may be the owner? bought a trolly jack out and began to jack a GTV up..mid jack he said, wait a mo , my Spider will be the same.
so he drives his spider in and very helpfully and beyond the call of duty pops it up on the hoist for us to have a look at.
notes made and pipe run confirmed we make our way back to Guildofrd and finsih the Job..I am glad we did as the pipe run is not as you would expect, the lines from the front of the car go to the rear of the compensator, and cross over at the back,and the rear bkake line s go to the front of the compensato..not odd but not the shortest route to the destination type of run, we would almost certainly have got at least one wrong if relying on common sense and good judgement!
also the union sizes are different, 10mm and 12mm on diagonals ,alfa's attempt to make it ''obvious'' what goes where..epic fail.
Terry's spider by the way was absolutley gorgeous, a really nice Ph2 in Portifino green, stunning, and I would buy it tomorrow if it was on the market, cracking car...and one of the cleanest undersides I have seen on a spider, well loved car in stunning condition.
so once again thanks to all the lads at Alfanatics and a solid recommendation from me if you need any work done in the hamps/surrey area, really nice guys who also know thier stuff...in fact have booked both my GT and GTV in for MOT's next week.
nice to have found a good specialist close to home..!
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