[ROVERNET - UK] Rover P6B rear brake hoses

Gianni D'Ortenzio giannid at bigpond.com
Fri Dec 1 20:21:33 GMT 2006

Thanks to all for your advice, most helpful.
I will study how to take the calipers off and refit before deciding which 
way to go.
Is access ok with the diff down or is it only marginal?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vern Klukas" <vern at inkspotco.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 4:58 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rover P6B rear brake hoses

> Eric is correct about the conical depressions in the rear plate.
> But...
> In my experience, I have never had one of these come loose after I worked 
> on it, though I have seen a car with the final drive flopping around 
> because of loose bolts come in for repair. And I have never straightened 
> the depressions before refitting. It is important to use the correct 
> bolts, which have conical seating faces. The repair manual says you should 
> use a locking compound (e.g. Loctite), though I never have. But please do 
> use a torque wrench and tighten them to around the 55-60 ft/lb mark.
> The repair manual does not give a torque value for those bolts, I use 
> 55-60 ft/lbs because that is a common value for that size thread (7/16-24) 
> in Grade 5 fasteners.
> Not to say that the bolts are Grade 5, I actually suspect they are a 
> higher grade than that but I wouldn't want to find out that they aren't, 
> as that would mean some sort of failure of what are now probably 
> unavailable bolts.
> Yours
> Vern
>>Just a caution, here:
>>The plate at the back of the final drive is fixed to
>>the drive by about three bolts.  When new, my
>>understanding is that the plate was flat.  The bolts
>>have a head such that when the bolts are tightened
>>they bend the metal slightly and form a shake-proof
>>fastening.  If you plan on removing the plate, you
>>might consider a few taps to slightly straighten the
>>depressions, caused by the bolts, and regain your
>>shake-proof security.
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