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First (probably of many) request for help from a new 986 owner. 

I working through the jobs list on my newly acquired 1998 2.5.  The last big job (at the moment) is replacing the power steering lines that have suffered due to age and missing/damaged under trays.  I believe that another owner here had problems as the original parts had been replaced by new ones that turned out to be too short.  I guess my best option would be to try to source some decent used lines.

Any information / suggestions gratefully accepted.

Chris

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I would take off the lines and take them to your nearest agricultural supplier or hydraulic specialist.  They will make up new lines to exactly match your existing ones at a fraction of the price from Porsche.  Probably last longer as well.

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Just realised that you don't have originals to copy.  Can you work out where they're wrong and get them made up a bit longer?

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Well done @topradio the are just pipes.  Sometimes you need to think pragmatically. I live next to a guy who has a business just making hoses for all types of fluids at a fraction of the price of OEM parts

9 minutes ago, topradio said:

I would take off the lines and take them to your nearest agricultural supplier or hydraulic specialist.  They will make up new lines to exactly match your existing ones at a fraction of the price from Porsche.  Probably last longer as well.

 

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I have a farmer friend who has the necessary press for the fittings on the end of the hydraulic lines.  The actual pipe costs peanuts and during harvest his chap is kept busy making up new pipes for neighbouring farmers who have blown the hydraulic lines on their combines while harvesting at midnight.

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Thanks Chaps,

The lines are still operational & on the car, but they look rather vulnerable and I have been advised to get them changed.  I had heard Pirtek mentioned re getting new lines made - I will investigate further. 

 

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