I have just replaced the flushing mechanism but now have a new problem to fix!
how can i stop the drip of water that happens at the lower end of the flush pipe, where it connects to the toilet bowl?
Thanks for the help Roseberry, I have just doublechecked and the flush pipe remains dry, the drip is definitly coming from what I now know is called the flush cone.
i will have to wait till the shops open before getting a new cone.
Any tricks of the trade for fitting a new cone, it does not look like a "fit new washers and tighten firmly" job.