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216 power steering

Postby neil601 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:21 pm

Hello my 95 216 SLi failed its MOT on rusted power steering pipes. Where can I get replacement parts ? Thank you, Neil

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Re: 216 power steering

Postby Mr Teddy Bear » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:29 pm

Look on Rimmers website to start.

Alternatively get some made up by a competent garage.
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Re: 216 power steering

Postby 1234dist » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:53 pm

TBH all ps pipes have been nla for time.

My advice is to look at them your self, if they look past it, defo get some made. If it's just surface, clean it off and waxoil it and take it to another mot station.
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Re: 216 power steering

Postby neil601 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:56 pm

I cant even get at them to check. MOT Garage is very trustworthy and told me the pipes crumbled. I will ask them about making some up for me .

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Re: 216 power steering

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:31 pm

neil601 wrote:I cant even get at them to check. MOT Garage is very trustworthy and told me the pipes crumbled. I will ask them about making some up for me .


You can get one of the shorter PAS pipes for the 216 with the 10mm union, but not the 8mm one which is unioned with a flexible hose and runs round the engine bay to the PAS pump.

High pressure unions are difficult but they can be achieved. I've never pursued having to get this done. I know car builder solutions (https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/) make up high pressure hoses with unions for air con - you just need the right (very) heavy duty crimp tools.

The 10mm tube is item 13 on this page: https://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID002764

Item 10 is the long one and would need making up by someone who knows what they're doing. It's NLA I believe.

They're nasty to remove - I managed to spanner off the 10mm hose from a scrapped car but "item 10" - well, I've just rounded off the union nut - it doesn't budge with any loosening oil I've bought or concocted, heat or any amount of pressure on an adjustable wrench.

The PAS pipes with the cooling fins on them I understand are easy to remove - I bought a set in good condition off someone on here.
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Re: 216 power steering

Postby Mr Teddy Bear » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:05 am

It looks like they're available to back order if and when they get enough orders; stiff price though, 200 before post and packing charges are added ouch! :o
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Re: 216 power steering

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:38 am

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:It looks like they're available to back order if and when they get enough orders; stiff price though, 200 before post and packing charges are added ouch! :o


X-part haven't got any, it would seem - none showing there or across Europe. The website isn't quite as up to date as it needs to be.
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Re: 216 power steering

Postby alviseven » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:34 pm

ebay turn them up every so often - I got my second set for the other car from this source but it too me a year of looking and the buy it now once seen was done deal rapidly but only about £30 if I recall. There are people offering single ones - look carefully and do not buy the diesel ones!
To rust through they must have been open to something as other than the sharp turns the ones I have had off and refit are pretty ok even years on. The power hose is the more difficult to find.
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