Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Mini Van Service and brake cylinders


Time for the bi-annual service on our little Mini Van. This coincides with the bi-annual test, so of course there is something like a deadline involved. All went well and the oil was changed and the grease points were greased. Brake inspection started off well with all brakes clean and dry.
But looking under the dust covers of the right front cylinders revealed a lively leak. Very strange as it all looked dry when I took the drum off. Maybe it was a matter of checking just in time.  Just shows how useful it is to check the cylinders regularly even(or especially) on a car that does not see much use.
The leaky cylinders were removed and swapped for new ones without much trouble. 
All fixed and ready.