Leak from front suspension - strut return pipe

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Post by Brian » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:46 pm

Hi Rx/Bx.

Well done on the collation.

Thanks for the note re missing pictures.
Managed to find them as below:

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:37 pm

Totally forgot about that thread, but then again it was a few years ago :wink:
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Post by Way2go » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:23 pm

MULLEY wrote:Totally forgot about that thread, but then again it was a few years ago :wink:
Well, I'm not surprised and anyway this is an interactive discussion site not just a reference manual on a shelf.

Most things that need to be said about a BX have been said before but if the interaction did not continue it's likely the site would cease to exist.

There have already been notable losses in information when important resources do not live on such as in the case of the Rob Smith Site. :( Viva Le BXClub.co.uk :D
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Re: strut return pipe

Post by BX-pert » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:54 pm

In my experience the ball drops out of place and ends up on the LHM tank pipe and blocks it, we always checked for it when doing an LHM change and just chucked the ball away when we found one.

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Re: Leak from front suspension - strut return pipe

Post by Richard811 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:27 pm

Hi

Could someone please advise where best I go as Im sure enough to bet what in asking has been covered.

My problem is the 3 small tubes going into the lhm resevoir are perishing on the join and leak.

Believe they're low pressure but still needs doing.

Would this alot of work or is it relatively simple to just swap those pipes (one of them having the T junction

Thanks for reading

P.s 1988 16rs bx break

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Re: Leak from front suspension - strut return pipe

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Re: Leak from front suspension - strut return pipe

Post by Jaba » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:19 pm

That link is not public.
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Re: Leak from front suspension - strut return pipe

Post by KevR » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:10 am

Richard811 wrote:Hi

Could someone please advise where best I go as Im sure enough to bet what in asking has been covered.

My problem is the 3 small tubes going into the lhm resevoir are perishing on the join and leak.

Believe they're low pressure but still needs doing.

Would this alot of work or is it relatively simple to just swap those pipes (one of them having the T junction

Thanks for reading

P.s 1988 16rs bx break

Rich
I did a temporary repair to mine four or five years ago using some stuff called Sugru and some self-amalgamating rubber tape. No problems since...
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