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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