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Help please !! Does anyone have, or know of anywhere I could find the pipes for the power-steering (all or most of them) for a 1998 156 V6 2.5 24v ? Apparrently the ones I need according to my mechanic are discontinued from Alfa. Many thanks guys. :confused:
 
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I got mine delivered by Mangoletsi (dealers in cheshire)

Surely all the pipes don't need changing though :confused:
 

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If you have the old ones and there is a local company that deals with hydraulic piping would likely be able to make you a new one from the old pipe (using it as a pattern).
I used a company near me called K&J Brakes and Hoses, the new one was made within 1/2 a day and out of copper/alloy? not alu as the alu one corrode really badly... And i think it only cost about £14

It was the one that run behind the rad.
 

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Thanks for your tips, I managed to get one from Monza Sport, pretty expensive £106 and I had to collect it. Part number 60628039, pipes from the pump to the rack, metal bits and rubber hoses. The mechanic said I didnt need all of it but thats what you have to buy to get the bit you need...this is getting expensive now! If I could've got the blown ones off I wouldve tried getting some made up. The guy who's working on it says the pipework was bodged together, and probably damaged by the people who put the clutch in...is this likely ? Thinking of swapping for a Nissan Micra !!:cry:
 

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There are two elbow joints going into a cooler that get in the way of a clutch change. I had a bent one replaced and the part was £30 without the rubber hose!
 

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There are two elbow joints going into a cooler that get in the way of a clutch change. I had a bent one replaced and the part was £30 without the rubber hose!
Yes , well it seems the people doing the clutch (thanks HIQ in Brighton!!) :tut: damaged some joints and bodged it back together with a jubilee-clip ! Im lucky it went while I was parked....Thanks to Rusper Alfa for helping me find the pipes.
 

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V6 back on the road and purring again !! Not too bad, my guy, the excellent SJ mobile mechanic from Eastbourne changed the pump and the pipes to the rack. Total cost inc recovery, parts and labour £245 and I should be able to claim the recovery part back from my breakdown insurance. The damage was caused by the clutch mechanics. They had sheared-off a bolt and bodged-up some kind of holding-clip for the steering-pipes causing them to bang against the sump I guess, very stupid...in future I will only deal with Alfa specialists. My mechanic has removed the undertray as it was hanging on by 1 bolt and a cable-tie (HiQ again!). Will I have any problem not having this undertray ? Thanks guys :)
 
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^^happy days again :D

IMO - the undertray keeps the engine bay cleaner - plenty of folk run without one (including me)

I will avoid Hi-Q if I ever need that kinda of work doing :tut:
 
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