I'm currently locked in mortal combat with Tarquini. The ***** has decided he doesn't want to go out in the salty roads or something...
Anyway, the job began as "changing the rubber brake lines for braided" 3 weeks ago
and in truth, it's starting to look quite good in the arches (new paint on the calipers etc. bleed-screws and sliding pins replaced, etc.) but when I got to removing the front hoses I noticed that the rigid steel lines in the wheel arch were quite badly corroded, so it seemed like a good time to change them (at £11 a side... etc.)
Anyway, it was a monumental job to get the buggers out.. they run from the wheel arch to the anti-skid unit on the bulkhead. New ones will arrive next week (hopefully) but I'm not looking forward to threading them through the maze of pipes, wires, brackets and bends in the back of the engine room.
Is there a simple way to do them, short of taking the engine out?
Or have I just written the car off by the time I price up towing it to someone that knows how to do it, plus labour and VAT?