[ROVERNET - UK] More queries on P6 brakes

phing phing at videotron.ca
Sat Jan 26 17:27:09 GMT 2008

 Thanks . These points are not covered in the Rover manual[ for factory trained mechanics .]
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From: "Vern Klukas" <vern at inkspotco.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] More queries on P6 brakes

> >Hi
>>I have the car on jack stands  , the brake callipers  in pieces , 
>>the master cylinders in place and an operating engine . Is there any 
>>way to test the servo ?? What should I look for, brake fluid 
>>somewhere it shouldn't be  . I don't want to rip it apart unless I 
>>know there is a problem , rebuild kits are too expensive and rare to 
>>squander on a" just in case ' rebuild.
> Check for fluid in the vacuum chamber. If it is dry you are probably 
> in good shape.
>>The cork floats in the master cylinder level switches have dried out 
>>and disappeared into a goo of cork flakes in the bottom of the 
>>reservoirs . is there a quick fix for this , apart from sourcing new 
>>[ probably dried out ]?? ] float switches ? Abandon the whole level 
>>warning light system and check the levels regularly ??
> You can take the switch apart and just replace the cork. I've used a 
> high quality wine cork in the past, but then I live in a wine region 
> so they are plentiful lol
> Yours
> Vern
>>All comments gratefully received
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