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Glad your sorted. :D

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August 6th, 2018, 10:43 pm
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Wonder if it will ever dawn on the proprietor of the Oxford Abbatoir that cleaning up components and giving them a coat of (silver) paint doesn't count as 'reconditioning'... :roll:

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August 6th, 2018, 10:55 pm
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rob massey55 wrote:
Is the dog called Lucky :?: :)

Maybe I should have taken her in it to the mot station :-) !

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August 7th, 2018, 10:44 pm
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ken wrote:
Wonder if it will ever dawn on the proprietor of the Oxford Abbatoir that cleaning up components and giving them a coat of (silver) paint doesn't count as 'reconditioning'... :roll:

Lesson learnt ! They have gone back through the eBay return policy , hope I get a refund...

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August 7th, 2018, 10:46 pm
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Roger V wrote:
Glad your sorted. :D

Thankyou ps I also have some shrouds to fit to now

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August 7th, 2018, 10:47 pm
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Glad she's fixed.

I don't have the shrouds and never have. I did once have complete loss of brakes due to them overheating, but I had quite warped discs and was descending down from Exmoor with a car full of stuff from moving house for someone.

I was becoming more and more steep and winding with warning signs, so I had to use one of those emergency run offs! All a bit scary.

I had new discs put on and its been fine since. Just thought I'd chime in for a future reader who might be having problems.


August 10th, 2018, 1:08 am
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Ianredspecial wrote:
Glad she's fixed.

I don't have the shrouds and never have. I did once have complete loss of brakes due to them overheating, but I had quite warped discs and was descending down from Exmoor with a car full of stuff from moving house for someone.

I was becoming more and more steep and winding with warning signs, so I had to use one of those emergency run offs! All a bit scary.

I had new discs put on and its been fine since. Just thought I'd chime in for a future reader who might be having problems.

Interesting I think Sam had the same issue downhill once and since then he installed shrouds and not had failure I believe.

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August 10th, 2018, 7:34 pm
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Hmm. I have always put it down to the very warped discs.

Funnily enough only heard about the shrouds recently and was thinking of picking some up.


August 18th, 2018, 12:49 am
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In the design stage someone thought they might be needed. Though the GS has inboard discs there are no such shrouds.
They had been lost/removed on my old Acad, never had brake fade. But never drove down mountains.


August 18th, 2018, 9:10 am
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Derek wrote:
In the design stage someone thought they might be needed. Though the GS has inboard discs there are no such shrouds.....

That's true but then on the Olcit/Axel (which had the GS engine, gearbox & brakes) had vented discs!


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