Yes, as in the airport.
- Aug 2, 2008
- London, UK
- 1995 BMW 325i SE
Pain in the arse, but my mate had a P4 he took the distributor cap off and walked off the the arm in his pocket. Good temporary measure for parking in high risk areas on a car of that vintage.
So, did you already upgrade the ignition?
Actually I'd say it might be better to just replace any Lucas electrics, but that might just be me...
Yeah, I would get the brakes fixed NOW - they're not supposed to leak AT ALL and if they're leaking, that means moisture is getting in and contaminating the brake fluid. That's not minor, that can be a fatal showstopper - for you. As in, you die or kill someone else.
Right with you there. I've just taken it out for a run on my own for the first time and the brakes are, to put it bluntly, fucking awful.
You have to keep in mind that compared to a new-ish driving school car, the brakes in a 40+ year old classic are rubbish even when in top nick. When i switch from a modern car to the Kadett or vice versa, i'm in for a surprise every time.
If you have to replace the wheel bearings and service the brakes anyway, it's probably just a good idea to go ahead and swap out the drums for discs anyway, as you are already going to have to do 3/4 of the labor anyway. Might as well put a decent brake system in.