[ROVERNET - UK] Brakes and differential

Netspace vmitps at netspace.net.au
Mon May 12 09:14:23 BST 2008

You can adjust the brakes by applying the FOOT pedal lots of times.  There 
is no need to roll the car.
Ultimately the rear calipers bleed fairly well if you just leave the bleed 
screw open for half an hour and let the fluid work through. Then a couple of 
pedal pump bleeds.  Just the discs in place is fine.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "LANCE G LACERTE, LANCE G LA CERTE" <lacpsyd6 at msn.com>
To: "Rovernet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 12:23 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Brakes and differential

> Hi gang!
> I finally got my 'new' differential back into the rear-end of my P6B.  I 
> would appreciate some help with several issues as I finish up the job.
> 1) Bleeing the brakes (again!).  The temporary cap on the end of my 
> disconnected brake line to the rear calipers popped off so I lost most all 
> of the fluid in the line and the reservoir.  The front brake resevoir is 
> full, so do I need to re-bleed the entire system or can I just fill the 
> rear caliper's reservoir and begin bleeding the rear end?
> 2) Because I had to take the wheels and the half shafts off to replace the 
> differential, can I bleed the rear calipers with just the discs in place 
> AND if so how do I also adjust/tighten up the hand-brake (I know there 
> have been many posts on this, and Ruth of ABC said that one of the easiest 
> ways was to allow the car to roll backwards slowly while jacking the hand 
> lever repeatedly-----but I'd like to see if I can do the adjustments 
> before putting the wheels and half-shafts back on).
> Thanks in advance for any help
> Lance La Certe    '70  'Federal' P6B,  Denver, CO
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