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"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
> Had it serviced yesterday & the chap mentioned it will need the brake pipes doing before next MOT (April)
> I have never thought of doing it myself, but I am willing to give it a go. How hard is it? He reckons the
> front to back pipes are a twat but the rest are easy?
> How much for the bits please Richard?
Much as it goes againt my Arkwrightian instincts, it would be easier and
cheaper to make the pipes up as you replace them - plus you get copper pipe
too. The longer genuine ones come rolled up in a bag, so any pre-shaping is
pretty much lost anyway. The only snag would be borrowing/hiring a
flaring tool - but then you could measure the lengths of pipe required
anf have somone fit the ends and flare them.
> He managed to nip up the tweeting exhaust manifold, but he also reckons it will need new gaskets. Doesn't
> look a very hard job. He told me the studs do actually move & aren't all seized in. Any thoughts?
With free studs it's a doddle - loosen the studs on each bank, remove the
ones necessary for each gasket in turn and replace the gasket, tighten up.
(Excludes time taken searching for dropped bits on the floor).
> All in all, he reckons it's in decent condition with no rust on the chassis at all. Odd that the rear
> tailgate crossmember (not the chassis) is totally fecked. The sills, bulkhead & other 'perishable' panels
> are fine. It was used by the Farm association (or some other bollocks name) so I wonder if Richards
> thoughts on foot & mouth antiseptic jizz is correct in this case?
> The main thing I noticed is with the change of plugs. The tickover & revving are smoother than before
> (no, not just the placebo effect of a service either!!) Someone has also put some Magnecors on at some
> time recently too!!
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