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Hi All,

Some of you may know that my S4s is off the road due to a broken hydraulic pipe that goes into the power assisted steering pump.

The pipe is not currently available from Lotus & no one seems to have it in stock. The only options seem to be to get one of a scrapped Esprit (any 4 cylinder with PAS) or to get one made up from a sample.

My pipe got fairly messed up when taken off the car so was not suitable as a pattern to make up a new one. Fortunately Adam Gumbier very kindly offered me the use of his pipe as a sample whilst his car is off the road.

Anyway Adams pipe was couriered to Hatfield Hydraulics this morning to get a new one made up - they took one look at it & said "its off a Lotus, sorry we can not help". The pipe is made up of a flexible section and a fixed ridgid section, apparently pipes are normally made up from combining different standard parts and the ridgid section is not available as a standard part to make up a new pipe.

Sorry for the long winded post, but does anyone know of a suitable specialist where I could take the pipe tommorow to see if they can make a new one up. I live in North Herts (halfway between London & Cambridge) so would prefer to find someone less than 50 miles away.

Thanks

Alan

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Hi All,

Some of you may know that my S4s is off the road due to a broken hydraulic pipe that goes into the power assisted steering pump. 

The pipe is not currently available from Lotus & no one seems to have it in stock.  The only options seem to be to get one of a scrapped Esprit (any 4 cylinder with PAS) or to get one made up from a sample.

My pipe got fairly messed up when taken off the car so was not suitable as a pattern to make up a new one.  Fortunately Adam Gumbier very kindly offered me the use of his pipe as a sample whilst his car is off the road. 

Anyway Adams pipe was couriered to Hatfield Hydraulics this morning to get a new one made up - they took one look at it & said "its off a Lotus, sorry we can not help".  The pipe is made up of a flexible section and a fixed ridgid section, apparently pipes are normally made up from combining different standard parts and the ridgid section is not available as a standard part to make up a new pipe.

Sorry for the long winded post, but does anyone know of a suitable specialist where I could take the pipe tommorow to see if they can make a new one up.  I live in North Herts (halfway between London & Cambridge) so would prefer to find someone less than 50 miles away.

Thanks

Alan

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Hi Alan. I am not sure if this is a practical option but try the Aeroquip site. Thay might be able to make a bespoke hose :blink:

http://www.aeroquip.com/pages/performance.html


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Alan,

Got this from Lotus two days ago.

''Our Supplier has been asked to make some more - we are awaiting delivery

details (he currently makes the V8 pipe which is similar - it has a

different steel pipe end but the same connections.I will keep you informed.''

kato

Lotus Esprit World


kato

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