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Post by Emma-F » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks for the add.
I have a Ford Puma 1.7 S Reg with very low mileage (around 48,000). I am based in the Highlands of Scotland. Unfortunately the steering pipe on my little car rusted away and I had to get a new one made for it, as Ford don't make the part anymore. It was working fine but started leaking! My MOT is due mid August and I don't think it will pass. Any ideas on what to do next would be greatly appreciate. Thanks in advance. :-)
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Post by Robyorks » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:47 pm

Hi Emma, welcome to the forum.
Have a look for IanG, he has lots of good second hand parts for sale. I'm sure he wil have what your looking for.

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Post by tuonokid » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:28 am

As Rob says
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Post by DOH » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:45 am

I would check first exactly where the new pipe is leaking from . It maybe as simple as tightening up a threaded fitting or sealing with ptfe tape or require an o ring or hydraulic washer.

It would be very unusual for a recently replaced pipe to require replacing, unless it's suffered mechanical damage from something.
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Post by zinc2000 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:20 pm

I am just back from the Highlands, if i had known I might have been able to pop in and offer help
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Post by red » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:12 am

Welcome to the site.

As above, probably best to start with finding out where it's leaking from and going from there, not sure how a newly fabricated pipe would start leaking as it wouldn't have corroded at all yet. Maybe it's just come a bit loose?
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Post by Emma-F » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:12 pm

Thanks for the helpful tips. My local mechanic that had the part made and spent a lot of time trying to sort the leak out has put a sealant on the pipe, so it has stopped leaking for now but he thinks the vibration from the road caused the leak. How do I get hold of Ian G to try and get a new pipe.
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Post by red » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:15 am

Ian G can be contacted using 07866 423809 or private message on here by clicking his name.
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Post by Emma-F » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:02 pm

Thanks very much
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