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:cry: What does it take to get the correct parts sent from suppliers???

So far this week - the incorrect tie rod ends (supplied part no's, Vin no's and photo's of the (straight) ones on the car...you guessed it....bent ones sent:rant:

The front brake pads - ordered with parts reference numbers for a Lucas brake equipped car (photo's supplied again)......and they sent something completely different:cry::mad:

So it's now send the wrong parts back and wait again for the second set of parts:( hopefully the pads will last whilst I wait otherwise the trusty 155 will be off the road for the first time since I bought her:wow:
 

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Aye! I try to only order stuff where I can see a photo of the actual part they will send, rather than hoping someone uses their grey matter to check what's in the box with your photo..

It's sad and hopeless really... one day we will all drive Ford Fookers and that'll be that.. :(

Ralf S.
 

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it's a risk/issue that i always worry about too. especially when i'm usually forced to purchase from overseas.

but, to minimise the risk, i try and buy only from an Alfa specialist parts supplier (eg: EB Spares) - hopefully they are not one of your culprits! :lol:

whereas buying from a general online store is where i suspect most problems occur. they don't actually know Alfas.

anyway, good luck. i hope it's sorted soon.

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it's a risk/issue that i always worry about too. especially when i'm usually forced to purchase from overseas.

but, to minimise the risk, i try and buy only from an Alfa specialist parts supplier (eg: EB Spares) - hopefully they are not one of your culprits! :lol:

whereas buying from a general online store is where i suspect most problems occur. they don't actually know Alfas.

anyway, good luck. i hope it's sorted soon.

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No, not an Alfa specialist...just an EBC agent for the brakes - thought they would get it right as I supplied them the correct EBC code, line drawing and a photo of the Lucas originals (and codes for the current pads!!!!):rant:

The tie rod ends - yes my fault to trust a non Alfa specialist...lesson learnt:rolleyes:

Sad thing is, with all my Porsche's I used to buy most of the parts from EBAY and usually from the states - never had a single issue be it for any of the various 911's, 928's, 944's owned...just wish Alfa parts suppliers would get more organised:confused:
 

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It's sad and hopeless really... one day we will all drive Ford Fookers and that'll be that.. :(

Ralf S.[/QUOTE]

:tut:Never Ralf, Never!!!:lol:
 

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Hi

Our last 155 was a pain for brake pads. The calipers fitted were only listed for the diesel models, and so virtually nobody kept them in stock.

All the best

Keith
 

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Hi

Our last 155 was a pain for brake pads. The calipers fitted were only listed for the diesel models, and so virtually nobody kept them in stock.

All the best

Keith
correct ones turned up yesterday....finally can get the beast back on the road again:thumbs:
 

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Unfortunately, I will hve to wait a few more days before I can get mine back on the road...

Damn I miss driving the 155, and have been forced to drive my wifes SEAT Ibiza 1.4 - its a good round town car, but lacks the power of the beast !

I now have a garage to work in, having moved, but can't get the bloody car in it cause the muppet that laid the drive didn't think to put a proper ramp into the garage.
The ramp is about a 45 degree lump of concrete, about 1 ft high, couldn't even get the wifes car in cause it was grounding out.

Thats the next job to do, but will probably get a temp ramp made up to get in
 

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Unfortunately, I will hve to wait a few more days before I can get mine back on the road...

Damn I miss driving the 155, and have been forced to drive my wifes SEAT Ibiza 1.4 - its a good round town car, but lacks the power of the beast !

Aye! Mine's OTR waiting for me to make up a set of Regulator and rear brake pipes... no longer available from Mr Romeo (why not?? :mad:)


Couldn't do a foreign car in the meantimes.. so I bought me a 145 Teeny Spark 1.8! :thumbs:



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Hi Jon,

TBH I just rely on either my trusty Alfa specialist mech or go to a Fiat/Alfa dealer here in Dublin and just let them look after it (yes I have actually found a reliable Italian car dealer). You see I know that if I just tell them what I want I get it. Simple as that, sure I might pay a bit extra in some cases but there is peace of mind, always. I just give them my chassis number and I'm sorted.
 
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