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by drcdb15
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted

Reason he bought that one is it was the cheapest of the ones he could find on ebay that included the battery. :roll: Ah, a man after my own heart :lol: It’s only garages that need a Brake Fluid Tester . ... the Tester is just a selling tool . By, you're a hard man, Jim - would you deny an old fart ...
by drcdb15
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted

Well I got the 'dodgy eBay tester', and 'calibrated' it on brand new previously unopened fluid (less than 1% water) and on the Webster, suspected 20+ years old never changed fluid (over 4% water - urgent change needed), and then on MB61 - oops, MB61 has Webster quality fluid (not surprising, I've ha...
by drcdb15
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Webster brakes - recognise them ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1053

Webster brakes - recognise them ?

with four leading shoes on front of a light beast, i'd be going for 'simplicity' , it's not as if the seat is going to shift is it . . .. . . :wink: Thanks for that. Not statistically significant, but so far the scoreline is: Standard: 1; Servo: nil. To my surprise, I have been told on the Bug foru...
by drcdb15
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Webster brakes - recognise them ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1053

Webster brakes - recognise them ?

knowing it's 'normal' - must be one of the few things on the car that is !! :lol: Talk about famous last words... thought I'd go through all the papers and invoices that came with the Bug, just to see if there was anything to confirm the standard Mini front brake hoses... I found not only a letter ...
by drcdb15
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Webster brakes - recognise them ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1053

Webster brakes - recognise them ?

Many thanks, both. I shall sleep easier tonight knowing it's 'normal' - must be one of the few things on the car that is !! :lol:
by drcdb15
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Webster brakes - recognise them ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1053

Webster brakes - recognise them ?

philhoward wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:13 pm
They appear to be the same heritage as SE5-6 rear brakes with a sliding cylinder?
Yes, they are Girling as far as I can tell - the backplates and everything outside that.
by drcdb15
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Webster brakes - recognise them ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1053

Webster brakes - recognise them ?

Hopefully my last question on this thread - how should the rear cylinders be connected to the pipes? The wheel cylinders slide, and by a fair amount it seems. So you'd think there should be a standard flexible hose to them, as there is for the front wheels. But on this car the pipes are clipped to t...
by drcdb15
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 66 OGLE for sale in the US (Hemmings)
Replies: 11
Views: 315

66 OGLE for sale in the US (Hemmings)

Oops ... :oops: Sorry Jim :D They should drop the price down to $149,000 then :roll: ? :lol: Fred The price isn't the issue, the real question is where do you keep it? We've had this discussion not so long ago with respect to the Ogle 250 (iirc). Getting money together isn't a problem, so much as t...
by drcdb15
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 66 OGLE for sale in the US (Hemmings)
Replies: 11
Views: 315

66 OGLE for sale in the US (Hemmings)

It says the car is 'road-usable' - it doesn't say it's actually been used on the road in the US. The ad clearly says it comes with the UK registration, and the dash/odo is showing around 50K miles which is likely what HRH and others knocked up in it years ago - so I suggest it went to the US in a cr...
by drcdb15
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 59
Views: 2644

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

I refereed to it as your policy Chris as I'm now fairly certain you are on commission :lol: Well I budget £150/year for recovery services, at AA rates. But if I get AutoAid at £45, that leaves me just over the ton for a few bevvies, my subs to RSSOC and MESS, and a bit left over for membership of M...
by drcdb15
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Webster brakes - recognise them ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1053

Webster brakes - recognise them ?

Sound advice and well received, but I have some experience with Kitten brakes, albeit 30 years ago in the early 80s. So the first thing I did when I stripped these down was to check the adjusters turn OK :lol: The thing that really used to irritate me about the Kitten brakes was actually the handbra...
by drcdb15
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 59
Views: 2644

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

I realise that for every one unhappy customer there are umpteen delighted ones who never post a positive review, there were some very damning accounts from customers....[of] Chris' super cheap policy! I am sure regular readers will appreciate that it's not "my" policy, it's AutoAid's. As for accoun...
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted

Thanks for that, I'll take a £4 punt on eBay, then, see how it goes.

Cheers, Paul. :)
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted

I've had a few brake fluid testers over the years Do you have a recommendation from that? Or general advice such as 'avoid type X' ? They seem to be available for £4 unbranded, around £20 for brands such as Guyson and Laser, and £50 and up for what I presume are professional testers. I presume the ...
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Brake fluid tester recommendation wanted

I use a sealey one at work and it does the job. It highlights that you really need to change it sooner than every two years! Scotty Kilmer reckons he has a car that has not had new fluid in 10 years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAPmtOwCHdY Of course, that's in America where it's hot and dry, an...

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