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  1. Help Please....faux pas or not so faux pas

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Feeling a bit of a dope but hey-ho goes...... Been working on my v6 manifolds for the past few weeks....while doing so... I had inserted a crumpled up sheet of kitchen towel in the top of the downpipes (where they join at the bottom of the manifolds) to prevent crap / nuts / washers...
  2. Change PAS fluid or not? AR159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello! I have a 159 sw 1,9 jtdm 2007 wich recently developed the famous steering groan. Ive read about the reservoir problem and im confident thats where my problem is. The car has done 170.000km (105.000 miles) and has red/brown fluid in. The general solution seems to be changing the...
  3. PAS fluid change & independant warranties

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi. I have been looking thro the threads on here and making a list of things I need to check/do. Forgive me if this has been covered elsewhere.. My 57 plate lusso has the dreaded red PAS fluid. I have been advised by 2 very good garages that there is a small chance of ruining the whole rack/pump...
  4. PAS hose

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I need to replace the PAS hose on my 33 and can't seem to find anything suitable. The original is a cotton braided hose and is approx. 16mm inside diameter (it goes from PAS fluid reservoir to the pump across the front of the engine bay). I am reluctant to use something like silicone hose as...
  5. 33 PAS rack installation

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hello all I have come across a small problem with the installation of my PAS rack. The bodyshop removed the original one and when I went to visit my car I then installed a reconditioned rack using the bolts that were with the original rack. I noticed that it took ages for the bolts to start...
  6. pas leak help wanted

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi got a problem with my power steering on 1.8 ts 2001 its just failed the mot and one of the items was leaking pas pipes its a rubber pipe that joins the system from just under the battery tray down to the front crossmember i think its a flow and return to some sort of cooler that is...
  7. 2.4 Steering Whine - PAS Reservoir?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My PAS has started to whine on cold mornings, disappears after 10 minutes and doesn't return for my journey home. Read many threads on here about problems with the reservoir causing the whine and to change the fluid for the green stuff at the same time. However these almost all seem to be the...
  8. Cambelt and possible pas pump - 156 JTDm. Costs etc?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, I bought my 54 plate JTDm with a duff pas pump. I'm aware it's a big job and that you generally go via the cambelt. Question is, now the belt is up for a change, do I do the pump as well? How long does each job take? I can cope with the heavy steering but if it's not a long job on...
  9. which pas pump - 60665522 or 46737907

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    2000 x reg alfa 156 2.0 tspark manual saloon petrol. Not sure which is the one and dont want to take mine off to be without it waiting.
  10. Need a PAS rack

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anybody got a PAS rack for a 1999 phase 2 gtv for sale?
  11. PAS Fluid ? using more than it should

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hey people, ever since taking the 156 down santa pod, my PAS Fluid has been creeping below minimum level , i topped her up in march to max level, then today i had to again top it up to max level. you cant tell me it will use this much all the time ? i haven't checked to see if the pipe is...
  12. Pas pipe snap connector different??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Please I need urgent reliable advice! Thank you ALFA 156 16v JTD 1.9 54 plate Having put up with a small corroded hole in my low pressure PS aluminium pipe (right next to the holding bracket), I have finally reluctantly purchased new PS pipes as a pair for £160 all in inc VAT & delivery...
  13. Location of PAS Pump

    Alfa GTA
    can anybody tell me where the PAS pump is located and if its easily obtainable to change it over? many thanks scott.
  14. PAS & bigger wheels for S3 spider is it possible?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi Everyone, I have a 89 S3 Spider, my wife likes to drive it but the weight of the steering defeats her when it comes to parking. My first question is has anyone tried fitting an electric hydraulic ram like they use on American Hot Rods. The ideal would be for it to cut in for low speed...
  15. PAS pump for 1.9JTDm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I've just picked up a late-2004 1.9JTDm which I am most excited about, particularly as it was at a reasonable price. I bought it knowing it needed a PAS pump but am wonedering if the pump is the same across the range or whether Alfa have been very special indeed and have a unique pump...
  16. Which PAS fluid - Dexron II or III or something else?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've had a search and cant find the answer and assume the handbooks may be incorrect, but my friend has just bought a 2006 Brera and although the steering is quiet enough, the fluids never been changed and its I cant tell whether its green or red. My 2008 159 has had a PAS pump...
  17. Boot, pas window, sunroof?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Finally ready to drive my 146 after 3 weeks of doing work on it and wahay another problem! Boot button not working, passanger window not working and sunroof not working. The fuse is fine, checked the wiring into the back of the fuse and all is fine there. Was thinking maybe a relay so looked up...
  18. PAS Fluid change?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, I'm getting particular about...... the particulars! Anyone in knowledge of fluid change? I've got a large bottle of Slick 50 in the garage and thought I would have a go, Just wondering if anyone can guide me on removing the old fluid and in with the new :)
  19. Alfa 159 jtdm pas whining

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all Newbie in here but here is my problem My 159 started whining from what seems to he the pas pump so I got another And had it replaced this week but 1 day later did the same again I had a look last night and there are bubbles in the pas reservoir So anyway I pinched what seemed to be...
  20. In need of pas pump to feeder pipe connector

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Not sure if that made sense but I need the metal pipe that links the hose from the power steering header tank to the pump. It's like a 90 degree down metal pipe with a large king of nut at the bend Ordered one from my local specialist but 6 weeks later it's still on order from Italy and I'm now...