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preventing dirt ingress when working on hydraulics

Post by maxgreenwood » Mon May 19, 2014 3:25 pm

what do people use to plug hydraulic pipes so prevent dirt ingress? I've been improvising by cutting pieces of sponge.
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Re: preventing dirt ingress when working on hydraulics

Post by Defender110 » Mon May 19, 2014 4:33 pm

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Re: preventing dirt ingress when working on hydraulics

Post by maxgreenwood » Wed May 21, 2014 11:50 pm

Thanks Kevan

So I'm guessing the 5mm ones will work for the 3.5 mm pipes and 8mm would be best for the 6.5mm (is it?) bigger pipes

Also- if I want to stock up on a few seals from Citroen would it be the 3.5mm and 6.5mm ones?
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Re: preventing dirt ingress when working on hydraulics

Post by Tinkley » Thu May 22, 2014 9:07 am

If it is not too long a job ie just replacing a front brake flexy, I'll often just use masking tape or similar over the end of the hard piping. Long as you wipe off any hydraulic it will stick well enough.

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Re: preventing dirt ingress when working on hydraulics

Post by maxgreenwood » Thu May 22, 2014 11:07 am

i'm swapping the pressure reg and FDV = v big job - compared to what i'm used to anyway. Pipes everywhere. Suprisingly easy to work out where they should all go back tho. Need to finish off today, hope i havn't jinxed it now.
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