[ROVERNET - UK] Brake fluid question

Ron Venter venterrh at telus.net
Mon Jan 1 01:44:14 GMT 2007

          Congratulations on your acquisition. Where would the brake 
fluid go if it leaked out the back of the master cylinder? Into those 
hollow spaces in the body shell?
                                                   Ron V.

At 08:43 AM 06-12-31, you 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
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