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alvin
the power steering pipes on my 52 plate KA are leaking and look quite rusty-a 25,000 mile car!anyway I called ford and they quoted some crazy prices for the 2 power steering pipes,somewhere near 500 quid for the 2-anyone got any ideas to a cheaper source for KA parts or even an engineering firm who can copy these parts as they don't look like they'd cost half-a-grand to make, more like 30 quid it's costing ford to make them and sticking them in to us for the price of Rolls Royce parts.
delboy
sorry to hear about the pipes m8

phone this lot
www.buypartsby.co.uk

or look here and fill in the online form & they will email you back
www.fordpartsuk.com
stef123
[quote name='alvin' date='28 July 2010 - 02:27 AM' timestamp='1280279841' post='90264']
the power steering pipes on my 52 plate KA are leaking and look quite rusty-a 25,000 mile car!anyway I called ford and they quoted some crazy prices for the 2 power steering pipes,somewhere near 500 quid for the 2-anyone got any ideas to a cheaper source for KA parts or even an engineering firm who can copy these parts as they don't look like they'd cost half-a-grand to make, more like 30 quid it's costing ford to make them and sticking them in to us for the price of Rolls Royce parts.
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have a look in the yellow pages, a hydraulic specialist will be able to make you new pipes with the same fittings for a fraction of the price.
Not sure if we have any in fife but there will be one near by, possibly edinburgh. I know of east hydraulic services in lochgelly but im not sure if they can make the pipes or not.
alvin
Thanks for that,tried all the ford parts suppliers mentioned above they could only supply 2 types one that fits 15/04/99 to 14/02/01 (part no. 1120909) or the one for 14/02/01 to 14/10/02 (part no. 1138010)-Unfortunatly my car is a 52 plate reg.01/03 so these others won't fit.I went on Ebay on the 30th july and done a buy it now for a set of 03 pipes from a breakers in Preston with a 2-day delivery specified-I've still not received them and I'm phoning and asking he keeps saying they are sent but due to me being so far away it could still take a while and that I've phone him next tuesday if they've not arrived and he'll check the tracking number.
Amie07
Hopefully uv received these now but if not I would get back in touch and ask which delivery firm they are using and for the tracking number so that u can check up on it yourself.
artscot79
[quote name='Amie07' date='08 August 2010 - 08:06 PM' timestamp='1281293803' post='91969']
Hopefully uv received these now but if not I would get back in touch and ask which delivery firm they are using and for the tracking number so that u can check up on it yourself.
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when you get the new pipes clean them up then get some engine laquer and paint them befgore they get fitted this will help them last a bit longer laquer them with about 2 to 3 coats just dont paint the bits that fit into the pipes etc when they get fitted


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