[ROVERNET - UK] And now, let's upset P6 lovers...

Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton smokeandsteam at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 20:25:18 GMT 2007

Poorly designed is a bit strong - remember that the assumption when
the car was designed was that the brakes would be serviced by properly
trained mechanics who had the necessary tools and equipment to do the
job properly. If you have a hoist and all the proper tools and service
a few sets of calipers every year it's not too bad; where it sucks is
when you only do it once in a very long while, lying on your back,
with dirt dropping in your eyes and not enough light or room to both
work and read the manual that the job becomes (literally) painful.

I wouldn't suggest that a modern EFi system that is difficult to
service by the owner with a cobbled up laptop and serial cable is
poorly designed either - it was designed to be worked on by people
with specialised training and equipment.

If you want to work on cars where everything is accessible buy an old
Land-Rover - you can change the main bearings with the engine still in
the frame.


On Nov 28, 2007 11:51 AM, Glen Wilson <rovercar at comcast.net> wrote:
> Can I get an AMEN that rear brakes which are such a holy horror to
> service might just be poorly designed even if they are technically
> interesting and work really, really well?

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