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Front left flexi let go this morning, fortunately only a mile out so made it home, so time to replace the lot as clearly all same age and none look that wonderful. No bulges tho'. Calipers and all as they are well corroded and chances of getting bleed nipples out are low.

Do the flexi pikes come complete with all sealing washers and banjo bolts? Only Britpart seem to be in stock at usual suppliers, are they OK or should I wait for a (hopefully) better brand name such as Allmakes, Bearmach or Nelson? Factory prices are just silly.

Are any of the lower priced calipers safe to get or should I follow first inclinations and buy OEM from TRW.

Do I change the accumulator on spec whilst I'm at it or leave for now as it still seems OK.

Clive

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If I was going to buy brake hoses, I'd go for Goodrich braided ones rather than rubber, especially not from Britpart. See https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/s/goodridge/goodridge-600-series-brake-clutch-hose-fittings who also do complete kits but although they list Land Rover don't list a set for the P38. Might be worth giving them a call though. I've used them in the past on more obscure vehicles and they are very good (and quick).

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Yup, agree braided are the way to go and Britpart are certainly last resort. Just gave Merlin a call and unfortunately they don't have the data for the later P38. Goodridge data listing is just one set of 6 hoses for all model years so rear is wrong for 1998 on cars.

Looks like OEM rubber will have to do.

Clive

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Sorry for the late response, just seen your post Clive.
I have fitted a set of Goodridge braided stainless brake hoses to mine. It was however about 10 years ago. Got them from a place in Stockport.

http://goodridge.brakes-hoses-fittings.co.uk/car-brake-lines/range-rover.htm

I ordered them +2" longer and I remember paying extra for all stainless fittings. They had p38 details already on file.
Not cheap but I have had zero problems with mine.

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Thanks for the response Dave.

I ended up buying OEM quality flexi hoses, a set of TRW callipers and various other bits'n pieces including banjo bolts and sealing washers. Surprised that the banjo bolts and washers don't come with the callipers. About £15 a pop too. Ouch. Britpart callipers are only about twice the price of the banjo bolts! Given the relative complexity yet another reason to be "worried about Britpart".

Fingers crossed that the weather holds 'cos I put the beast up on 8 axle stands, 4 six (Chinese) ton ones under the car, 2 European two ton ones under each axle today. Hopefully all done by sometime over the weekend including new drag link and nearside steering swivels. The little short flexi pipes at back look challenging.

Discovered that sticking my hand through a sheet of glass was an excellent way to engineer a couple of weeks delay! Red stuff all over the place. Don't try it at home (or work).

Clive

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Glass is a bugger for making a red mess, hope your ok now and hand working as it should.

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Goodridge do both early and late hoses, although they don't see to know it, so make sure you get the correct set.