Monday, 31 August 2020
Austin a55 Pickup: Service and brake time
We're getting well acquainted with our little Half ton. Now it was time for some proper servicing.
Even though there was a hefty washer pump fitted, it didn't work at all. Turned out the push button inside was defective, so I fitted a new heavy duty one.
So I performed the replacement trick a second time. This time the filter worked well and without leaking. The Unipart kit contained a selection of three different seals.
I had cleaned and adjusted the rear brakes a while ago when I fitted the new adjuster. Everything looked fine, so I cleaned them again. Cylinders look new and do not leak.
I noticed I didn't have one of my homemade hub cap pullers on my tool board, so I made a MK2 version out of an old paint roller. Easier to hold and with a hole to mount it on the board.