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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #45 on: 08 May 2019, 19:34:58 »

Uncle Stemo don't use his brakes much anyway
the locals all move out of his way , out of FEAR respect  :y
I've never been one for over-thinking things. Why bother with preventative maintenance when you chuck you car every few years? Someone else gets all my saved up problems.  :)

I might just run this one until it dies, though, so I can laugh when eff all goes wrong after years of neglect.
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #46 on: 08 May 2019, 19:35:50 »

Let's do oil changes now. Once a year regardless of mileage for me.  ;D
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #47 on: 08 May 2019, 19:43:53 »

Let's do oil changes now. Once a year regardless of mileage for me.  ;D
shall I save you my nearly new (3,000 mile) oil , save you buying new  :-\  ;D

astras don't throw up many issues till 100k even if abused
then sell it to Terry  :y  :D ;D
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #48 on: 08 May 2019, 19:50:20 »

Let's do oil changes now. Once a year regardless of mileage for me.  ;D
shall I save you my nearly new (3,000 mile) oil , save you buying new  :-\  ;D

astras don't throw up many issues till 100k even if abused
then sell it to Terry  :y  :D ;D
My only concern is the auto box, but it doesn't worry me enough to consider maintenance.  ;D
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #49 on: 08 May 2019, 20:13:48 »

However the mot tester is not allowed to dismantle anything... would taking the cap off be dismantling?..   Brakes were probably crap on the rollers so he checked the fluid itís very hydroscopic and the higher the dot dot 4 dot 5 the more it is. Remember the days of dot3.

Hygroscopic  ;)
.             Aye, funny thing, thatís what I wrote first time then I  (thought) I corrected it :-\
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #50 on: 08 May 2019, 21:24:11 »

However the mot tester is not allowed to dismantle anything... would taking the cap off be dismantling?..   Brakes were probably crap on the rollers so he checked the fluid itís very hydroscopic and the higher the dot dot 4 dot 5 the more it is. Remember the days of dot3.

Hygroscopic  ;)
.             Aye, funny thing, thatís what I wrote first time then I  (thought) I corrected it :-\

 For years throughout my apprenticeship I was told it was hydroscopic .....  :-\
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #51 on: 09 May 2019, 21:37:49 »

I hardly ever use the brakes in earnest.  Anticipation is great. I rarely go near hills either. 
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #52 on: 10 May 2019, 07:21:46 »

Let's do oil changes now. Once a year regardless of mileage for me.  ;D
shall I save you my nearly new (3,000 mile) oil , save you buying new  :-\  ;D

astras don't throw up many issues till 100k even if abused
then sell it to Terry  :y  :D ;D

My only concern is the auto box, but it doesn't worry me enough to consider maintenance.  ;D

No real worries there, its one of the best FWD autos there is
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #53 on: 10 May 2019, 11:05:00 »

I hardly ever use the brakes in earnest.  Anticipation is great. I rarely go near hills either.

                 Never been to earnest,  flat is it?
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #54 on: 10 May 2019, 11:20:39 »

I hardly ever use the brakes in earnest.  Anticipation is great. I rarely go near hills either.

                 Never been to earnest,  flat is it?
:D ;D
testing your brakes should be done on a regular basis IMHO
in anticipation for that one time you do need to stop pronto
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #55 on: 10 May 2019, 11:30:18 »

I hardly ever use the brakes in earnest.  Anticipation is great. I rarely go near hills either.

                 Never been to earnest,  flat is it?
:D ;D
testing your brakes should be done on a regular basis IMHO
in anticipation for that one time you do need to stop pronto

.. on the approach to every roundabout, for example. ::)
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #56 on: 10 May 2019, 11:42:32 »

I hardly ever use the brakes in earnest.  Anticipation is great. I rarely go near hills either.

                 Never been to earnest,  flat is it?
:D ;D
testing your brakes should be done on a regular basis IMHO
in anticipation for that one time you do need to stop pronto

.. on the approach to every roundabout, for example. ::)
to clarify,"testing"  when safe to do so, at speed ,to a quick stop
lifting off the gogo pedal will inform the Devil in the gearbox to reduce the speed prior to roundabouts  :-\ with a light tap of the stop pedal to inform the tailgaters
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #57 on: 10 May 2019, 11:59:23 »

Clearly never enjoyed TB behind the wheel :D
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #58 on: 10 May 2019, 12:04:51 »

Clearly never enjoyed TB behind the wheel :D
I'd imagine TB's brakes get tested "on a regular basis"  ;D
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Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« Reply #59 on: 10 May 2019, 13:10:45 »

Tested is a stretch ;D
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