[ROVERNET - UK] P6B rear brakes - again!

Eric Russell p6rovers at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 9 01:07:15 BST 2007

The hose with the spring attaches from the base unit
to the right hand caliper.  The flat end of the hose
attaches to the caliper body with the copper washer. 
I use the top hole of the right caliper for that hose.

I use the lower hole on the right caliper and the
other copper washer to attach the flat end of the
second hose to the left calper.  The rounded end of
that hose connects to a short metal hose pipe which is
joined at a special clip that attaches to the back of
the dust cover on the left caliper.

The short metal brake pipe attaches to the top ole of
the left caliper and the bleed screw goes into the
bootm hole of the left caliper.

Hope that helps,


--- Ray Wilkins <raywilkins at optusnet.com.au> wrote:

> Dear Rovernetters,
> I have recently reconditioned my rear brake calipers
> and am now in the
> position of having to put them back on. In my haste
> in dismantling the
> calipers I removed everything and now I'm not sure
> where the hoses go (I
> have got new ones). The manual doesn't seem to say.
> Each caliper has two
> threaded openings at the rear and the way I
> understand it is that on the RH
> caliper the hose with the spring covering attaches
> to the main brake line
> and to one of the openings while the other opening
> has the other hose that
> connects the 2 calipers. On the LH caliper the
> remaining opening has the
> bleed screw.
> Questions:
> 1. Does it matter which opening (upper or lower) on
> the caliper the
> hoses/bleed screw attaches to?
> 2. The threaded ends of the hoses are different
> lengths. Does it matter
> which end goes where?
> 2. There are 2 copper washers for the hoses. Are
> these for the connecting
> hose?
> I am surprised the Repair Operation Manual doesn't
> go into much detail about
> this and would be most grateful for any help.
> Thanks,
> Ray Wilkins
> 1976 P6B
> Melbourne, Australia 
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