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Mini Been Standing For Years - Can These Issues Be Fixed With Replacing?


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#1 paulfoel

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:36 AM

Brakes - complete renewal of pads,shoes, cylinders the lot. I can see how the pads and shoes would possibly have hardened but can rest generally be saved? Brake lines I guess would corrode and need replacing.

 

Exhaust - I guess if its rusted its rusted.

 

Tyres - Cracked etc. Im guessing these are no good or are cracked tyres still ok for mot?

 

Mounts - I guess the rubber would perish?



#2 DeadSquare

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:52 AM

These are all the sorts of things that have to be replaced on any vehicle at times during its life.



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:57 AM

Maybe the whole car is rusted beyond replacing - you need to do a cost analysis to see if it is worthwhile and of course to save on the labour you have to do the work yourself.

 

Every mini part is available for purchase at the various min suppliers.



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:28 AM

Maybe the whole car is rusted beyond replacing - you need to do a cost analysis to see if it is worthwhile and of course to save on the labour you have to do the work yourself.

 

Every mini part is available for purchase at the various min suppliers.

 

Well its doable but at a large cost it seems.

 

I appreciate that getting mini parts is pretty good. Alas, do not have either the time or technical skills to do the work myself. (Now give me a computer etc and I'm on it!)



#5 gazza82

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:37 AM


Exhaust - I guess if its rusted its rusted.

 

Tyres - Cracked etc. Im guessing these are no good or are cracked tyres still ok for mot?

 

 

Both would be MAJOR failures and I would have thought tyres would actually be DANGEROUS category. If you fail on a DANGEROUS now you cannot drive the car away from the MOT place .. your MOT is effectively revoked so it's illegal and up to £2500 fine!! It would have to be repaired there or towed/trailered back. 



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:39 AM


Well its doable but at a large cost it seems.

 

I appreciate that getting mini parts is pretty good. Alas, do not have either the time or technical skills to do the work myself. (Now give me a computer etc and I'm on it!)

 

 

Deep pockets I hope then .. unless you can find a good excuse to get on CarSOS!



#7 richmondclassicsnorthwales

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:40 PM

What you have to look at really is safety - first and fore most - Items you need to replace as a matter of cause.

 

You don,t want to kill your self or someone, so brakes, suspension and mountings - especially tyres

 

Then look at the issues of rust and where it has attacked.

 

Can YOU do the work safely and correctly or have you got to give it someone else?

 

Anything is possible with time - patience and money - weigh it up - then go from there






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