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Huntingdon, July the 11th to the 13th I do believe.
Having your car there would be rather a bonus for the BX gathering I reckon!

Ok, so lets get some important facts sorted:
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2: do you have a beard
3: do you drink ale
4: er, thats it!
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Someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, but it is I believe 11-13th July near Huntingdon/Godmanchester.
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Well two of us think it's the 11th - 13th, so I'm going to go with that!
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1.) Depends on the ale, Don't really drink anything alcoholic. Used to work in a pub that did the whole CAMRA thing though..
2.) Only when too lazy to shave
3.) as above...

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You know of CAMRA!
Good enough.
You're in! :wink:
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Huntingdon eh? just down the road from where I used to live. I'll make that a maybe I think :?

Have had a good mess around with brakes/suspension/steering and can't see any further leaks, have a slight one from the middle of the car on the passenger side but not major when the brakes are applied. Going to keep it under close watch and if it gets uber will take it in to a local specialist.

Would it be worth changing the LHM fluid and cleaning the filters?

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Would it be worth changing the LHM fluid and cleaning the filters?
- yea, the filters can get grubby as for the fluid change - seems to be doing that itself!

Out of interest how long would you say the height does stay up after switching off?
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Not sure. havent tried any kind of timing or anything.

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Back has lost about half it's height in 40mins :S

front is still up there though.

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Schnakey wrote:Back has lost about half it's height in 40mins, front is still up there though.
Slightly worn Dosieur (brake) valve.

Meh.

More concerning is the leak you mentioned. Was it an actual puddle, or just an area that had been sprayed with a thin coating of LHM? If it's a fine spray of fluid, then I would suspect an HP pipe. If it's a drip and consequential puddle, then one of the LP pipes.

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Wasn't a constant drip, never seen it dripping.

Is it a possible phantom puddle?

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Welcome, and nice car :D

What you've gotta be careful with when chasing the leak, is that it isn't leaking somewhere else, then dribbling along a part such as the subframe before leaking from the lowest point of that part.

e.g You could have a leak on a pipe around the Octopus on the O/S of the car, but if your car is parked on a driveway with a slight left camber, the fluid will leak on the N/S of the car. A common thing in my experience.

Get it up on drive-up ramps and feel around the top of the subframe. My guess is that it's probably caked in oil, although I wouldn't rule out a gearbox oil seal either, probably N/S.
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Schnakey, welcome. I too am a bit of a new boy round here, more at home on the CX forum but enough of that.

I too have a 4X4, a slightly duller estate but very solid none the less. I am just in the process of getting her MoTed and back on the road after time sat in someones garden under a large fir tree!

I am only just up the road from you in Calne, Wiltshire.

Send me a PM and we could arrange a meet :)

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Neither of you are that far from me either, so if either or both of you fancy a pint (ale obviousley, non of that lager shite) sometime then I'm always up for drinking!
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