Rubber clutch pipe weeping through surface

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Dave Maddock
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#1 Rubber clutch pipe weeping through surface

Post by Dave Maddock » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:49 am

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I have a Series 3 OTS converted from LHD to RHD earlier this year. I have noticed the rubber pipe from the clutch master cylinder is weeping through the surface with beads of fluid all over the pipe. Loops porous? The pipe has writing on it "suitable for unleaded" so looks like fuel pipe has been used.

Then I taste the liquid it is DOT 4, not water.

So the question is has the wrong pipe been used or is this something else?

Thanks in anticipation.

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#2 Re: Rubber clutch pipe weeping through surface

Post by tim wood » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:17 am

I think this is definitely an unsuitable pipe. Many instances previously reported.

The stuff you need is Cohline but be sure to get the spec for brake fluid resistance.
I’m sure others will chip in with the correct detail.

Tim
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago when I was young. Sold
Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold
Series 1.5 OTS in opalescent maroon, Californian car. My retirement present.

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#3 Re: Rubber clutch pipe weeping through surface

Post by tim wood » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:19 am

Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago when I was young. Sold
Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold
Series 1.5 OTS in opalescent maroon, Californian car. My retirement present.

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#4 Re: Rubber clutch pipe weeping through surface

Post by cactusman » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:16 pm

As Tim says....get hone for brake fluid or yours will weep the stuff all over the place and off with the paint :sad:
Julian the E-type man
1962 FHC
1966 MGB....fab little car too

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