[ROVERNET - UK] Brake fluid question

peter king peter at king-co.com
Sun Dec 31 17:19:23 GMT 2006

Hi Ben,

I just rebuilt my servo on my P5 for the same reason, but if fluid is  
being sucked into the engine through the vacuum line, you should see  
evidence of it in your exhaust. Lots of white smoke.
When you say no fluid in master cylinder, do you mean reservoir is  


On Dec 31, 2006, at 11:43 AM, Ben Rodgers wrote:

> Hi Folks
>             Wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year before leading  
> into my
> first problem of 2007. I purchased a 1971 Rover TC Series 2 just  
> before
> Christmas from Ottawa, the car was delivered by transport to Aulac  
> NB and
> from there I drove it home approx 75 miles. Everything worked fine  
> brakes
> were good. Just after Christmas I backed it out of the garage and  
> discovered
> I had no brakes at all. No fluid in master cylinder. Now just before I
> bought the Rover it was in an Ottawa garage for brake repairs,  
> fluid was
> being sucked into the engine. Both servo's were rebuilt at that  
> time at a
> cost of $1500. I have'nt yet done a thorough check but there are no  
> obvious
> leaks or smells of break fluid, nothing on the garage floor, no  
> leak or
> smell at brake pedal inside car. I'm guessing the fluid is still  
> being drawn
> into the engine?? Has anyone experienced this problem and where is  
> the leak
> most likely coming from? I shall have to wait until after the holidays
> before getting down to the business of restoring brakes, but in the  
> meantime
> any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
> Regards  Ben
> (Irishrover)
> Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland,
> Author of "lily and me" a great book and a great read .
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> Visit my web page  http://home.netscape.ca/~rodgl/
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