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#1 grahama

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:16 PM

New ones are crap !! Split in under a year ! Where are the better ones from ??

I have one original one which is perfect after 36 years !!

#2 Rorf

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:40 PM

A lot of the rubber products from a famous UK mini supplier are absolutely rubbish - I know, having spent endless hours recently grovelling on the ground replacing various rubber components that are not even a year old. :X

 

I am now concerned about the fancy kevlar radiator hoses installed on my rebuilt engine, and still have a box of 30 year old used hoses which might be better to install.


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#3 grahama

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:43 PM

So who has good rubber products??

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:44 PM

Japanese rubbers are good but hard to get.

#5 richmondclassicsnorthwales

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:46 PM

Modernisation,  I have valve radios from 1940s that still work,,  a Cannon printer that packs up at 15 months !?


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#6 GraemeC

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:56 PM

Catmint produces some nice ball joint covers, and MiniSpares now do some silicone ones that seem quite good so far.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 09:43 PM

Had a smirk at the canon printer remark.  Sad thing is the ink refills on some of these machines cost more than whole printer. - ( my daughter bought a cheap inkjet on sale for 29 AUD. the refill cost 35 AUD.  )



#8 ukcooper

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:27 PM

So who has good rubber products??

Durex ?????



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:40 AM

https://www.catmint....f4qesedq2kfnm2   I've heard they last, haven't tried them myself yet.



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:39 AM

This thread could get very silly very quickly :)



#11 grahama

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:07 AM

Back on track 😆😆

I can only see the silicone ones at mini spades as part of a kit for correcting lowered suspension, not individually.

I have ordered some cat mint ones and call minispares to see if available individually.

Edited by grahama, 04 June 2019 - 07:08 AM.


#12 Moke Spider

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:54 AM

I've seen some silicon ones on ebay from time to time.

 

The Japanese ones are brilliant, at least equal to OEM or better.



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:59 AM

https://www.catmint....f4qesedq2kfnm2   I've heard they last, haven't tried them myself yet.


Unfortunately EPDM is the wrong material to use as it has a poor resistance to oil and grease. Info here
https://www.robinson...fs/EPRubber.pdf

#14 GraemeC

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:30 AM

Gordon at Catmint will have done his research - he invests lots of tome & money to produce some very good parts when no-one else is

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:32 AM

Apologies - the good MiniSpares ones are polyurethane not silicone
http://www.minispare.../21A425EVO.aspx




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