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Introduction from a South African
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Hello all I am Gilbay. recently relocated here from South Africa. Have  bought 2 M59's, an 04 and 05 and will convert them into simple, functional compact campers. Looking forward to interacting with fellow enthusiasts.
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Welcome Gilbay. Keep us updated on your progress!
Current: 2003 1.4i MS MPV - Lucifer Red
Prev: 2003 1.6 MS Desire - Blingo Blue
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Thank you Rasputin.We have been un the UK for just on a year, having arrived at the peak of Covid. I have bought  a pair of Berlingos- a red 2004 1.6 Forte and  blue 2005 Desire. I was unaware of the rear axle issue and the Forte has just failed MOT for this reason and i have ordered a refurb. unit from Imaxle. The Desire is in better nick and has already had a transplant. Coming from sunny South Africa where our vehicles are generally rust free and kept in garages, I was (and still am) horrified at the undercarriage damage to your vehicles. First priority is to clean up and underseal mine. What is your opinion of the lanolin tratment ?    No doubt lots of queries to follow.
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I recently watched these two vids on broken rear axles and noted that it isn't an easy fault to spot!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oBbSFiW_OA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLjrBdQgauk

I don't have any experience of underfloor sealing - I suggest you post that as a query in itself for knowledgeable replies from others. I only know of lanolin as the grease from sheep's wool! Used a lot in shampoos.
Current: 2003 1.4i MS MPV - Lucifer Red
Prev: 2003 1.6 MS Desire - Blingo Blue
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One of our members did exposure tests on raw steel and Lanolin came out on top.

@saskak

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(03-03-2022, 12:48 PM)Zion Wrote:  One of our members did exposure tests on raw steel and Lanolin came out on top.

@saskak
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Many thanks for all replies. The lanolin treatment seems to work very well, leaving a non drying rubbery finish which sheds water. I had never heard of this before coming to the UK, but then we had no need for this in the SA dry climate. Lots of info on UTube
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It's the chemical produced by Sheep, to keep their wool fleece waterproof when out on the wild moors.

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That's it.

I remember a bit more now - it is used in shampoo and bubble bath to give that ivory marbling effect, a bit like the spun sugar in Blackpool rock. And in Brylcreem etc, not that there are many Teddy Boys or even Punks around these days.

I did hear once that earwax is even better, but can't be harvested in sufficient quantities.
Current: 2003 1.4i MS MPV - Lucifer Red
Prev: 2003 1.6 MS Desire - Blingo Blue
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(03-03-2022, 12:48 PM)Zion Wrote:  One of our members did exposure tests on raw steel and Lanolin came out on top.

@saskak

Here is my post on the lanolin: https://www.berlingoforum.com/thread-220...#pid140558
smile, you are alive! Peugeot Partner Escapade (same as M59, but with offroady-ish look) 2007, 1.6HDi 92
https://www.youtube.com/c/moremolecules
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