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Old 14th September 2019, 07:38 AM
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Let me know MJ if you are struggling to find your set of power steering pipes. I now have a second set that I can send on to Neil if it's easier?
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Old 15th September 2019, 11:46 AM
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Buried under other stuff, not lost Now packed up and ready to head off to Spectrum tomorrow
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Old 1st October 2019, 09:02 AM
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Morning MJ
Did you manage to get your power steering pipes sent off to Spectrum? I have emailed Neil for an update and he hasn't started working on them yet because he is still waiting for yours to use as a template.
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Old 1st October 2019, 10:55 AM
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Well thats odd. He emailed me the other day to say mine were not recoverable but could use them as a template for yours

I have another set to send which are in better condition so I will let him know about those.
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Old 1st October 2019, 11:42 AM
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This may be a misunderstanding on my part. Neil said he hasn't started working on mine yet as he is waiting for "another set" from yourself. I guess he could mean he's waiting for the second set? I thought he was still taking about the first set.
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Old 1st October 2019, 12:18 PM
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Ah could be. I'll try and get it sent off this week then.
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Old 11th October 2019, 04:55 PM
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I now have the hoses back from Spectrum and at first glance they look really good. What do you think?

In order to try and preempt some questions you may have I sent an email to Neil with some of the more obvious one's.

Hi Frank,

To answer your questions.

Does a potential customer defiantly have to supply usable ends?*
Yes, we donít have the tooling to copy the ends.

Is there any way you can manufacture the ends if they are unusable?*
No.

Did you put a plastic / Teflon sleeve inside the high pressure pipe?
Yes, I removed the small Nylon tubes and their fittings that secures them in place and the restrictor and refitted them all into the High Pressure hose.

Did you draw a pattern or are you still relying on a sample? I make notes and do a sketch when I do this type of job but I need a donor hose for the ends so it ends up as being a pattern as well. It makes things easier if I am given a complete hose assembly to copy, when people try to dismantle them they usually end up damaging the inner Nylon tube and I donít know the orientations of the ends which makes the job trickier.

Hope these answers help

Kind Regards

Neil Rutter

Director
Spectrum Hose Ltd

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I guess before we can call this a 100% success, someone needs to try them out.
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Old 11th October 2019, 05:22 PM
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Looks good although I'm surprised they didn't re-fit the large foam tube on the pressure hose, or did they not have that from your bits and pieces? I think that is needed to stop the hose vibrating on the chassis leg.

I definitely need to get my usable hose sent off as I have a subject in the workshop which could be used for testing in the next couple of weeks.

Potentially another D2-killer part solved which is excellent. All we need now is the rear bushes and water hoses and we can stick two fingers up at Audi and keep D2s going until we're not allowed petrol engines any more

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Old 11th October 2019, 05:34 PM
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Great work and good timing!!
Mine has just gone from sweating to spraying PAS fluid this week.

Are you test fitting these quite soon?
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