Wanted: BX estate rear hp suspension pipes.

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Wanted: BX estate rear hp suspension pipes.

Post by valerie » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:31 am

I need both the o/s and n/s rear hp suspension pipes for my BX estate. They have unfortunately fractured whilst changing the spheres. My car is now 31 years old.

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Re: Wanted: BX estate rear hp suspension pipes.

Post by rutter123 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 am

Pleaides in Sawtry can supply replacement pipes cut to length with new fittings and seals
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They are made from non corrosive materials
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Re: Wanted: BX estate rear hp suspension pipes.

Post by Jaba » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:21 am

Oh dear never had that before. The spheres are best loosened with the suspension still under pressure as this prevent any movement of the pipework. But its too late for you now to do this......
Good luck getting the unions out of the cylinders as they can be seized solid. Using some heat helps to free it.

So yours is a 1988 model ?
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Re: Wanted: BX estate rear hp suspension pipes.

Post by womble3go » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:01 pm

If you can get some penetrating oil on them that will help as well. Pleaides is the place to go they done me well over the years.

It might be worth think about dropping the rear sub frame to make thing easy it is 6 nuts and the pipes. Just support the car well.

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Re: Wanted: BX estate rear hp suspension pipes.

Post by valerie » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:09 pm

Thanks for the info. I'll have another go at the old girl, and see what happens. I am getting on a bit now,
so these tasks are becoming less and less attractive. If it proves too much, I'll put her up for sale here.

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Re: Wanted: BX estate rear hp suspension pipes.

Post by rutter123 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:28 pm

Which pipes is it that you're changing?
The rear brake plpes can be done without too much hassle just the end fittings and a few clamps on the rear beam, the buggers are the hydraulic rams as Jaba says the fittings seize moreso the ram end which is a sod to get at and may need removal of the ram from the axle which then turns into a bit of a chore
Tip: to aid removal the fittings cut the old pipe away just above the fitting and use a socket on in not a spanner, gently does it and it should come out, if you snap the fitting off you're in s##t.
Your new pipes will come with 10mm fittings which are much more user friendly.
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