When not on 2 wheels
only an Alfa will do
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Poor braided brake line product for my Ti.
I ordered four braided stainless steel brake hoses from HEL a few months ago for my 2008 159 Ti. They did not have a specific model option for Ti so no surprise really that the front lines supplied were totally wrong. Wrong length and end fittings. Eventually (and I mean eventually) got two new front hoses after the guy from HEL supposedly rang my garage to confirm what length and fitting were required. Second front set delivered......... wrong again! Right length this time but one wrong end fitting. Second complaint to HEL who sent out another set of front hoses which arrived and were 'correct'..... My garage fitted these (finally) with an advisory that they were not prefect!!! They had to remove the thin metal brake pipe from the Ti front callipers so that the new hoses could be fitted direct into the callipers. No problem there surely? Yes, to allow a good fit without a tight radius the new lines should have had a ninety degree end fitting which they didn't.
All in all this whole purchase from HEL was HELL. The worst thing of all is that they never contacted my garage to agree on length and fittings according to the manager from the garage. Not excusable I think, next time I need brake lines I will look elsewhere.
I would love to know if any other Ti owner has fitted HEL brake lines and how they got on.....