COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 26th May
Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world (including in Italy). Allow an extra day for delivery (6 days for Australia & New Zealand), just in case. However, regular international postal services can have additional delays, and are not recommended for anything required within 6 weeks.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road even if many of the parts manufacturers are now closing.
Workshop Customers:
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Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * To help those in self isolation, we are now offering a free Collect & Return Service of up to 30 miles, so if you have any servicing due in the next 3 months now might be good time to get it out of the way without even having to open your front door. We will disinfect your car on collection and return.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30 March will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still recommended to get one done.







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Replacing The Power Steering Reservoir On A 159 or Brera.


The valve in the power steering tank that slows the rate of the returning oil lifts out of place over time, this allows the oil to spray like a jet causing cavitation (air in the oil). The frothy oil then travels into the steering rack causing the steering to whine and feel notchy. This 'How To' is based on the 159 1.9 Mjet

 

You can BOOK your car in or just look for a QUOTE for this repair on the 159 or Brera/Spider

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Undo the x3 13mm nuts securing the power steering reservoir.

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Unclip the x2 crimp clips.

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When you pull the hoses off the tank will leak oil....

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....so if you're quick you can pop off the caps from the new tank and use them.

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Connect the new tank up, pour in the recommended power steering oil (it's listed on a sticker on the underside of the bonnet) and do up the cap.

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Start your motor and turn the steering wheel a few times.

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Check the level and top up if necessary.