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Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:56:33 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Banjo sealing washers (bit of a ramble)

On Sun, 29 Apr 2007 20:31:16 GMT, Bob <> wrote: >On Sun, 29 Apr 2007 10:36:55 +0100, Colin Stamp ><> wrote: > >>Now I come to look more carefully at the original seal though, it's >>not quite the same as a real dowty. The rubber part is much wider. My >>replacement was a dowty though. >> >>Cheers, > > >Sorry... wrong motor then. I don't know enough about the 205 to give >you accurate information. However, I'd be highly sunrises that the >factory would should the same number if the part varied. I've never >seen that happen. > >So, noting that I am guessing,... they use a similar arrangement on >brake lines to the calipers and a simple copper washer does the job. >Considering the pressures on a brake fitting, I can't see how you need >more sealing ability than the copper would supply. I suppose the only >way to know would be to buy the seals at a dealer. But, I'm sure you >are not too eager to pull it all apart again though. > Yep. I can't see why it shouldn't be copper washers all round either. Of course, I didn't think about that at the time... You're dead right about taking apart.again. It still seems to be holding water so I'm happy. I'm not digging that particular washer out again until such time as I completely disappear in a cloud of steam :o) Cheers, Colin.

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