[urq] RE : Slave cylinder hose...

Jim Haseltine jim_haseltine at ntlworld.com
Sat May 10 01:39:10 PDT 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Louis-Alain Richard" <laraa at sympatico.ca>
>The funny (or not !) story about that part is that I cut it myself, instead
>of unbolting it from the transmission. I was so sure it was available and
>inexpensive that I took my angle cutters and snip !, 90$ was gone from my
>wallet. It may be a good thing since it was 26 years old...

I _had_ to cut mine - and the hard line too because the fittings were 
corroded solid. You _really_ do not want to know how much the hard line is 
for a RHD car or how much work is needed to replace the thing. I couldn't 
work out how to do the job without removing the heater and that was the 
start of my problems....

Once I found out that it was over GBP150 + tax I bought some 1/4" brake line 
(not easy to find), a load of M12 flare nuts (even more difficult to find) 
and spent a week duplicating the almost impossibly tight bends of the 
original and really wishing that I was doing the job on one of my LHD cars.


Jim Haseltine

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