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156 TS Power steering pipes modifications

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Has anyone replaced original Power steering pipes with aeroequip or similar and made any other mods to steering pipes and connections ?

I know that there were some power steering failures with some 156's in the Alfa Championship but am unfamiliar with the source for the supply of the pipes and connections.

If anyone knows the technical data for the supplier and or supplier it will be greatly appreciated.

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Best to get pipes that is petrol resistant. Temperatures rise to around 100C in the low and medium pressure areas
What pipes are you looking for? From the reservoir to the pump is very low pressure - 16mm pipe from the pump to the steering rack is very high pressure (best to keep this one OEM). From the rack to the cooler and back to the reservoir is 13mm medium pressure (+/- 2 bar) Hose clamps work fine here

I am using Hansa-flex in my racer
HANSA-FLEX - Hydraulics
My pump have packed up before, but never had pipe failure
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Best to get pipes that is petrol resistant. Temperatures rise to around 100C in the low and medium pressure areas
What pipes are you looking for? From the reservoir to the pump is very low pressure - 16mm pipe from the pump to the steering rack is very high pressure (best to keep this one OEM). From the rack to the cooler and back to the reservoir is 13mm medium pressure (+/- 2 bar) Hose clamps work fine here

I am using Hansa-flex in my racer
HANSA-FLEX - Hydraulics
My pump have packed up before, but never had pipe failure
Thanks Gertie. I am looking at the Aeroquip catalogue but it would have been easier for me to succeed in finding a hydraulics shop in London just to copy everything. A typical leak seems to be one of the pipes connections that are difficult to access. As I may have indicated, it is known that in the Alfa Championship there have been several failures of this type on the circuit with the 156. Pity nobody else here knows about it or the mod which may be a different type of connector. Did you put your Hansa kit together yourself ?
Many thanks for the info.
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Did you put your Hansa kit together yourself ?
Yes - as you said - with the help of my "local" hydraulics shop... My oil cooler piping is also Hansa based - already survived one bottom-out over a speed-bump I did not see
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Yes - as you said - with the help of my "local" hydraulics shop... My oil cooler piping is also Hansa based - already survived one bottom-out over a speed-bump I did not see
Still haven't found a hydraulics shop in London...................
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