[ROVERNET - UK] Rover P6B rear brake hoses

peter king peter at king-co.com
Fri Dec 1 14:00:19 GMT 2006


I replaced my hoses without removing anything, but having since  
replaced the calipers, it's a much easier task if the calipers are  
unbolted. However, to replace them without removing the calipers, the  
trick was to loosen the outer fittings first, then just get the inner  
fittings loosened, and turn them out using by twisting the brake  
line, rather than trying to get at the nut with a wrench. The same  
going back in, getting the lines finger tight by twisting, then  
tighten wrench-tighten the last bit. Be sure to cover your outer end  
of the line to prevent crud from getting in while you struggle with  
getting this done in very tight quarters!

Best way is still to give yourself better access by releasing the  
calipers so you can get at them.


On Dec 1, 2006, at 4:24 AM, Gianni D'Ortenzio wrote:

> I have to replace the rear brake hoses to make my car roadworthy  
> and have had different opinions on how best to do it.
> I have been told to take the calipers off to do the job.
> Alternatively I have been told that I can release the four bolts at  
> the rear of the diff and it will go down a few inches, enought to  
> acess and change the two hoses.
> The manula is strangely silnet on this
> Anyone done it recently and have some advice?
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