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Bobm

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V6 Coolant Bridging Pipe
« on: January 04, 2020, 10:09:57 AM »
Can anyone advise why the coolant bridging pipe from the water pump at the front to the thermostat at the rear of the Busso V6 fitted to a 2000 GTV canít be made of aluminium alloy?

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Re: V6 Coolant Bridging Pipe
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 11:25:02 AM »
Hi Bob
My guess is that itís all about manufacturing costs to be kept to a minimum and providing a part that is fit for purpose.
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Re: V6 Coolant Bridging Pipe
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 12:12:59 PM »
Thanks bono.

$265 + postage from the UK seems a bit steep for a piece of thin walled pipe that will corrode and cause dramas again on removal next time.

I have the ability to machine one up out of alloy, just needed to know if there were reasons other than manufacturing costs that would suggest this not an option.

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Re: V6 Coolant Bridging Pipe
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 01:01:44 PM »
I assume you are referring to item 1 on the attached parts list. If so, then the part requires to be machined to accept the o-rings/seals that form part of the water pump assembly.
https://alfa-romeo.7zap.com/en/gtv/w0/16357100-099/104/2+10402s02+3-0/
Please note that you are able to purchase part in AUS for $288 at the link below.
https://www.aresespares.com.au/browse/cn1_model/alfa-gtv/sort/name/display/list/master-cat/cooling/slave-cat/hoses-%26-pipes/cn2_engine_variant/3.0v6
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Re: V6 Coolant Bridging Pipe
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 07:34:08 PM »
It Could have been made of silver, gold or platinum. plastic is cheap
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