[ROVERNET - UK] New P6 owner questions

Nathan Obuch nathanobuch at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 8 00:23:35 BST 2006

     After a ten year wait- and a 1200 mile tow home-
I finally own a p6 and have a few questions perhaps
some Rovernetters can assist with. I'm eager to get
the car on the road and drive my first p6! 

1.) When doing rear brake work, would it be a bad idea
to unbolt the rear hub assemblies and pull the
complete axle & hub out sideways, rather than
splitting the DeDion tube? I really, really hate gear
oil and even though I will probably eventually need to
deal with the DeDion gaiter, seals, etc, I'd like to
take my unpleasantness is smaller doses. I assume that
there's no gear oil in the DeDion tube elbows, right? 

2.) I have to replace my brake servos. I gather that
this is a particularly difficult brake system to
bleed, but I suspect that finding an appropriate cap
for the master cylinder (dual circuit brakes) to use
with a pressure bleeder will be difficult. Any ideas?
Will p6s bleed out ok with the normal pedal-pumping
type procedure? 

3.) When cranking the car, the starter motor will
engage properly and crank the engine fine-- however,
if the engine begins to fire, but does not catch, the
starter motor drops out of engagement and revs freely.
 I have to wait for the starter motor to come to a
complete stop and then try cranking again. Is this a
gummy Bendix drive? Something else? Normal for this

4.) The trivial: Is the proper model name of my car a
"2000 TC" or a "TC 2000?" I see both usages, and I
have no idea which is correct. (I'm sure one of you on
this list will go off on a tangent about Cartesian
dualism or coracles upon reading this.)

Thanks in advance for your thoughts...

Nathan Obuch

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