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  1. Andrewg10rover

    P6 estate tailgate

    The tailgate is no longer available.
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    Heather motor upgrade.

    It is. My Grandad, a through and through Black Country man, referred to the tool as a Brummagem Screwdriver.
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    Heather motor upgrade.

    I’ve done this mod. As has been said you need to widen the hole for the cage by a couple of millimetres (I just used a file) and I used a universal adjusting tool to press out the centre of the cover at the back by again a couple of millimetres. (A better adjustment might have been to cut a...
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    Sticky clutch pedal

    It was always manual, so thank you again. I will have a look. Need to acquaint myself with what a bellcrank is!
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    Sticky clutch pedal

    Thank you Harvey. Converted to SD1 gearbox - does that make a difference?
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    Sticky clutch pedal

    If it isn’t one thing, it’s another...having sorted the brakes, the clutch is now sulking. I can press it down well enough, and change gear, but the pedal is reluctant to return and generally stops halfway up, requiring me to stick my foot under it to lift it up to stop the clutch plate just...
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    thank you...

    Thank you Colin. I assume you mean the flexible pipes to the wheel hubs?
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    thank you...

    It looks good from a distance! I solved the flickering brake warning light problem today with a new cork float in the reservoir. Quite a nice Medoc, actually... Handbrake not up to much, and I’m still trying to find where the trapped air is in the brake system. I’ve bled the brakes to the...
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    thank you...

    A quick pic. It will never win any prizes at a show but it's been my car for well over 20 years, and I'm just so pleased to have it back on the road, despite its issues. I've kept the 2200SC badges in memory of my first P6, a 2200SC automatic which was my daily driver for many years, when it...
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    thank you...

    Just a quick note to thank the members of this forum who have generously given of their time and advice to help me get my car back on the road. Yesterday, with trepidation, I reversed my old car off the drive and on to the actual public highway, and took it for a spin. It worked! I even got...
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    Removing the wipers’ park function

    That’s brilliant, thank you! My goodness, and we think modern technology is complicated...
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    Removing the wipers’ park function

    Thank you all. I guessed it was a complicated little piece of electrikery. It’s a pain on a drizzly day to keep switching the wipers on and off and it performing its daft little dance each time. I need to get hold of some techy stuff on how it actually works, so that I can maybe bypass it.
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    Locked on brakes

    Demetris, you were uncannily prescient. That was indeed the precise problem. A before and after shot below. The second photo shows the washer the right way round. Such an easy thing to get wrong! (for hamfisted amateurs like me, anyway).
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    Locked on brakes

    Thank you Harvey. The finger of blame does seem to point at the idiot who fitted the master cylinder. In my defence, it didn’t seem possible to fit it wrongly - but I have previous for finding imaginative ways to cock it up. I’ll remove it tomorrow to see if I can recognise what I did wrong.
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    Locked on brakes

    Yes. Releasing fluid from the pipe that connects the servo with the master cylinder releases the brakes. But so too does bleeding fluid from the pipe that connects the servo with the brake light switch.
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    Locked on brakes

    I’ve tried lowering it. No difference.
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    Locked on brakes

    I meant when the pedal is released. I assume that the lower it is screwed into the trunnion, the more its spring is inclined to pull the connecting rod back? But if that rearward travel isn’t quite far enough...?
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    Locked on brakes

    It does feel like the master cylinder is pressurising the system even when the pedal is high. I’ll take it off tomorrow and see what I can see. Fitting something the wrong way round wouldn’t be a first for me.
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    Locked on brakes

    The pedal does go down when I turn the engine on.
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    Locked on brakes

    Releasing fluid from the pipe that connects the servo with the brake light switch achieves the same result.
  21. Andrewg10rover

    Locked on brakes

    What schoolboy error have I made, fitting the master cylinder, I wonder. I’ve tried various pedal heights, to no avail.
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    Locked on brakes

    When I let a little fluid out of the pipe that connects the servo with the master cylinder, the brakes release. Pressing the pedal (engine off) and they lock on again.
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    Locked on brakes

    I’ve bled them to death! Seems unlikely all four pistons would stick on simultaneously. And yesterday the brakes were releasing if I relieved pressure at the servo. I’m wondering if it’s possible a brake light switch can act as a non-return valve?
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    Locked on brakes

    Just about ready to give this car away to the first taker. Locked on brakes despite new servo and new master cylinder - and now, releasing the air in the servo isn’t releasing the brakes, as was the case with the previous servo. What the hell am I doing wrong?
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    Locked on brakes

    Right, so I decided the servo wasn’t working. A recon one arrived today, which I bolted in - and one of its two studs is loose and is just spinning round. I’m worried this will allow a leak in the chamber thereby reducing the servo’s effectiveness. Should I be?
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