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54 minutes ago, PeterK said:

I seem to recall that the failure mode in your SC was the screw your accidentally put through the tunnel line 🤣

True.  Was a bad day!

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11 hours ago, Busybee said:

Surely up your street Mr Hart. Its what you do isn't it? Might need to go to the bank first to sort lending facilities to acquire a set....  

 

 

Well I’m certainly not brave enough to enter the cheapskate end of the ‘stop your car burning’ market. 🤣

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2 hours ago, Jonny Hart said:

Well I’m certainly not brave enough to enter the cheapskate end of the ‘stop your car burning’ market. 🤣

Nor me. A high price doesn’t always equate to the quality expected unfortunately. A reasonably priced kit will still likely have a decent margin.

In moving this forward for the group, is it worth listing all fuel lines that can/should be replaced together with the fittings at each end? It can’t be impossible to work out a set as those guys in the states have? 

Another thought is is this panic replacement? Akin to the 996 IMS scenario? A catastrophic and very sad failure may happen to a very low percentage but is it worth the wholesale change of fuel system lines to numerous cars? I’m sure I’ve said before, ensuring adequate insurance is key. Preventative replacement at considerable expense warranted? Who knows. 

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17 hours ago, Leicestershire said:

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Stickers similar to the one above were placed on the sun visors of most cars fitted with airbags. The replacement was also part of the service schedule along with other safety critical components. Don’t think think that the parts were ever changed but it removes the responsibility from the vehicle manufacturer.

 

I think that advice must have been on early airbag cars; it seems that as far back as 10 years ago that advice was "retracted". https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8078919/Out-of-date-airbags-should-not-need-replacing.html

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I had a good look at mine when I got them off and actually they did look OK, apart from one line which had been rubbing against another line and put a slight groove in it (which I suspect just looked dodgy but was probably fine). 

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9 hours ago, sopor said:

I think that advice must have been on early airbag cars; it seems that as far back as 10 years ago that advice was "retracted". https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8078919/Out-of-date-airbags-should-not-need-replacing.html

My point still stands, do you know anyone with a mid 90’s to 2010 car that changed any of the airbags as part of scheduled maintenance?
We have had owners on IB with 30+ year old rubber brake hoses. Only prompted to replace the lines as the vehicles were suffering poor brake performance. 

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