Philip Chidlow wrote:Whilst we're on the subject of rubbery parts, I might need a steering coupling (aka Hardy disc??) and assume the part is common across the range. Any part number? If the disc deteriorates with age what are the symptoms and if it fails are the consequences as bad as I imagine they might be?
Them's nla bud and like hen's teeth. Rob Moss has a supply made up and occasionally they turn up on ebay but good luck there.
It's great that they're being remade but I'm pretty sure Peugeot / Citroen used a common part across many cars and these are still available much cheaper than the remade BX ones:
I bought some even cheaper ones recently that fitted only needing a slight modification...
Had to replace the original one on my H reg diesel - had intermittent PAS when cold that may have added to the wear but I didn't notice any obvious steering problems - my J reg. TZD will also need the disc replacing soon.... I wouldn't want one to fail when driving! and definite MOT fail I expect if obviously perishing.