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    So ive been pratting about again .
    This time brake reservoir caps.
    Im using separate genuine Girling reservoirs as fitted to Jag XK150s as well as Aston Martin DB4 - 5 and 6 etc .
    They hold a lot of fluid , so much so i can bleed the brakes and only top it up once .
    Anyway whilst the reservoirs themselves are superb the lids are anything but . They are made from thin aluminium and have no seal as such , if you add a seal they often loose grip on the reservoir , no seal and they can leak , added to which we have aluminium , steel and brake fluid all in one place resulting in corrosion . Basically the lids are shit.
    Ive been looking at other reservoirs to replace them but luckily happened upon a scrapped car with what looked like a lid about the same size on its reservoir - only in plastic
    Took it on and it fits exactly , nice tight thread with a seal that actually seals - proper brake fluid proof and perfect --- well almost .
    Problem is it looked wrong and way too modern , i got another and one was English and Japanese and one English and sommat else so even worst .
    Anyway i carefully removed most of the writing on both - hacked the crappy Ally Girling lids to bits and put the two together .
    They now seal but still look the part
    Proper but shit Girling cap
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    Great fitting modern plastic ones

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    Removed most of the raised writing

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    Hacked the genuine lid to bits leaving just the top disc

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    Screw lids on tightly then glue the disc to the lid so they line up

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