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    on Monday car failed MOT excessively corroded offside rear brake pipe

    £35 later and £15 retest fee all sorted.

    thats one of the cheapest MOT's iv'e had in years.

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    good stuff, I've been driving a car when the brake pipe popped and I had no brakes. It's not much fun so glad they found it and you got it sorted.

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    I note from your profile "yorkshireborn" that you drive a 53 plate Vectra. Were there no signs of early deterioration in the nearside pipe?

    And a general question for the forum:-
    Are corroded brakepipes on a 6 year old Vectra the norm or is yorkshireborn's experience unusual?

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    he got the sand paper out and checked all other brake pipes and found no other signs of corrosion.

    he did say it was not normal for there to be that amount of corrosion on a 53 plate.

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    did the garage that done the mot do the pipe for you

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    sounds a bit of an odd one, gonna go check all my pipes later!

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    not too bad for a 6 year old car just one bit of corrosion at least thats you sorted for another year

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    If anyone's worried about premature corrosion on there brake pipes,get hold of some grease and smear them with it,and you'll never need another brake pipe during the cars life.

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    Good result ......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben999 View Post
    sounds a bit of an odd one, gonna go check my pipe later!

    ooohhhh eeerrrr misses lol

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