As I half expected, the brakes on my nice Trabant have started leaking. The tell tale weeping from the brake backplate, that distinctive aroma, I guess that the rear right wheel cylinder seal(s) have gone. It could be a cracked pipe I suppose but as far as I could gather from the previous owner the car had been standing still for a while. Which in my experience usually leads to leaky wheel and/or master cylinders. If one has gone then the rest will follow soon. Time to order a full brake repair set, wheel cylinders and brake shoes. Even if the other cylinders are fine, the chance of getting the bleed nipples to open is rather small. I had kind of hoped that the brakes would last long enough to get the car through the "EU kontroll". The deadline is the end of January but I could have submitted the car for test from the 1st of November. That Trabant of mine has excellent timing. Ho hum... Better crack on with welding up my Dyane and get that out of the garage tent and back on the road. I assume there is nothing particularly unusual about Trabant drum brakes? Any gotchas such as you cannot get the drum off without a special puller? DOT 4 brake fluid will do fine?