PETER Re: [ROVERNET - UK] tough nut (and more brake woes)
peter at king-co.com
Mon Oct 2 03:24:01 BST 2006
Thanks much, Peter. Sounds like a quick fix is in order, then!
On Sep 30, 2006, at 5:29 PM, McArdle wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Fix this situation FAST!!And get the car running again as soon
> as is
> possible. If you can't do the repair soon , disconnect the servo
> line and get the car running and take it for a drive . Get the engine
> fully warmed up.
> I have had 2 clients with the same engine as yours( 2.6litre in
> Rover ) have their servo go away and bleed into the combustion
> Both clients just parked the car and decided to deal with it later.(
> couple of months) Well on start up both cars had rotted out their
> heads in the cylinders closest to the vacuum inlet from the servo.
> Don't risk the same problem . Hope I helped.
> Pete McArdle
> Classic Racing Enterprises
> Sag Harbor NY USA
> Owned, 2 P6b, 1 P6(TC) 2 P5s, 3 Range Rover, 1 Freelander, 2 land
> Rovers (
> 109 & 88) Dealer and Rover shop since 1956 (I've been in the business
> since 1974)
> On Sat, 30 Sep 2006, S Manwell wrote:
>> Sounds like the seal between the brake fluid side and the vacuum
>> cylinder sides of the brake booster failed, and the brake fluid got
>> sucked from the vacuum cylinder into the intake manifold. I had the
>> same thing happen on my P5 along time ago with the same huge plume of
>> white smoke.
>>> peter king wrote:
>>>> finished the job this morning and I'm back on the road. Good
>>>> because the '63 P5's brakes just went south. I suspect the master
>>>> failed, because the fluid drained and is nowhere to be seen, and
>>>> I started the car, a huge plume of white smoke poured out. My guess
>>>> is that the fluid has been sucked into the head through the vacuum
>>>> line. Does this sound right to you?
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