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Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Hippo, May 20, 2013.

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    " It is true that petroleum products will degrade natural rubber. But if an o-ring is made from, nitrile, for example (a material used in car fuel and oil lines) then there is no problem using petroleum grease to lubricate the o-ring."
    from
    https://pressurewashr.com/silicone-lubricant-grease-for-rubber-o-rings/
    Having done a bit of research it appears more complicated than you'd think but Red Rubber grease seems to be the safest option.
     
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    If I remember creckly it is there purely to thicken it as the consumer will believe in it more if it is thicker. :rolleyes:
    I'll check.
    Shockingly, although there is "Salt" in it it isn't allegedly a problem.
    https://www.morebikes.co.uk/how-to/3729/can-clean-bike-fairy-washing-liquid/#:~:text=“Washing up liquid does contain,chloride' bit of the salt.
    And what there is is not there to thicken it, that is lauryl sufate ot summat.:rolleyes:
    So I seem to have been swept along in the general feeling along with every one else.
    But I'll dig further.
     
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    Oh you poor lad!:(:(
    Hope you are on the mend.;)
     
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    My Old Landy Slowly rusting away...... Full Member

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    Cheers, I am ok but I think I will feel it in the morning!!
     
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    Tripped over your pay packet? :D
     
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    Haha it was defo the French version, not the J Arfur :eek::D
     
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    Great outcome happy wee day then. :):):):)
     
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    Haha :D:D:D
     
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    Yep, we celibratted with a specially nice white wine to go with the chicken casserole.!!
    Still dying to know what model of MINI you have just got compared to the other one.
    (Call me bonkers!:eek::eek::eek:)
     
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    Yup, it's actually hit Paypal now!:):):)
     
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    Cheers to yous then..:D It was too dark to get any piccys of the mini I will try & get in early tomorrow
    to get a couple. ;)
     
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    Thanks!
    Just interested in the model of Mini cos I haven't researched yet so am still wondering if one had a turbo as so many cars do now.
    The S always did seem to be the Dog's doodahs when it came to Minis so if the new one ain't like that just wonderin if your missus just likes the look/spec of the new one or if she don't trust the old one, ain't that bothered about pure performance.
    Or is just plain sick of it not workin at the mo!
    Pardon me for being intrusively interested.:eek:
    (I'll rein my interest in.;);))
     
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    Another good day weather wise got some sarkin boards on da roof.......:):)
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    No dont be daft :) I could see she was getting peed off not having a car to scoot about in, now she
    isnt keen on getting the bus also she has always had bigger cars n jeeps & loves having a smaller
    one to zip about in. She likes the look of them plus this one has full heated black leather with a new
    9" andriod system which is cool.......
     
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    Yup not messing about now I can move about better & bend down lol.
     
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    That takes some reading o_O My first car was a Mini HMS 201S :cool: Haha what fun that was. :D:D
     
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    And I can now see that some did have a turbo, which kinda negates my statement about the supercharged one being the quickest, possibly. :rolleyes:
    I can see that she would like the heated seats and the Android thingumabob. Wifey totally loves her DAB radio,
    Many wimmins are more interested in the superficial gubbins and less interested in how it goes down the road, as long as it gets her from A to B in comfort.
    And at the end of the day the colour is the most important thing!!!;););)
     
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    My first two cars were Minis, an 850 cc De Luxe, white with a black roof, lost my cherry in it too!
    3 numbers then VNY, 1963 MY. Sliding windows and feck off big door pockets. Loved it!:):):)
    That one had a great engine but was rusty as heck, so I got another sounder one and started swapping bits over from tother. Guess that is where my proper car mechanicking began, up till then I'd only worked on my mate's bikes.
    The second was a grey thing so I painted it yellow with matt black bonnet, roof and boot. It looked like a bumble bee!
    Drove them both like a total maniac. Used to heel and toe double declutching coming up to roundabouts etc, in 70s stack shoes.:eek::eek::eek:
    Don't know how I survived. Crashed the second one into a tree.:(
    Didn't get another for donks until that one I "Coopered"with the MG Metro engine which really was quick.
    I'll always have a soft spot for them. My grand son the one whose training to be a vehicle technician with the RAF bought an old mini in bits, put it together and got it running. I gave him a lot of books etc and he rang me occasionally when he had a problem. Still has it but won't drive the stupidly long distances, for a Mini 1000, that he used to do in it. They are fecking uncomfortable, and noisy!
    But nothing handles like them. :):):)
     
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