A random selection of posts about travel and tinkering with mechanical machines. Mostly cars from 1937 to 1999, manufactured in English speaking parts of the world, but also kayaks and sewing machines. So here you can see how we travel, drive, paddle, break fix and find on a regular basis.
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Time for the biennial 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.