[ROVERNET - UK] more 3500S brake questions
peter at king-co.com
Mon Apr 4 16:24:58 BST 2005
Update on 3500S brakes: PROBLEM SOLVED!
Many thanks to all, and in particular to Ruth Burgess and Eric Russel
for directing me to the reaction valve. It occurred to me that while I
was rebuilding the Master, I notice the new seal for the valve was
larger than the one I was replacing. The fit was tight, and the piston
did not move easily in the cylinder. I attributed this to it being a
new seal, and reassembled. Ruth pointed out to me that there are two
similar kits, one for the Jag, one for the 3500S, and the Jag kit has a
slightly larger seal. She suggested ejecting the valve in the manner
Eric described, and checking the diameter of the seal. I had a spare
Master cylinder, so I dismantled it and used the valve from it to
replace the newly rebuilt one, and VOILA! No hard pedal, no lockup, no
problems. Drove to work today with a big grin on my face.
So, thank you all again. Rear caliper job next...
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