[ROVERNET - UK] Brake fluid question

geffandjulie geffandjulie at comcast.net
Mon Jan 1 17:58:58 GMT 2007

I had a MC brake fluid "leak". turned out to be a poor seal at the inlet 
hose from the fluid container. I got new copper washers for both the inlets 
and had to tighten both into deformation to stop the no-pressure and high 
pressure leaks. If the MC is truly leaking, wouldn't the fluid just dribble 
down the wall at the mounting?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Venter" <venterrh at telus.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Brake fluid question

> Ben,
>          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?
>                                         Regards,
>                                                   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 
>>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 
>>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 
>>into the engine?? Has anyone experienced this problem and where is the 
>>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 
>>any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
>>                                                               Regards 
>> Ben
>>Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland,
>>Author of "lily and me" a great book and a great read .
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