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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - 72 RWA Brake Q
|T'other day the wife took the midget. Same day we|
in the eastern US had an earthquake. Also hit a
Hit the speed hump JUST when the quake hit here.
Then lost brakes.
Brought the car home. master cylinder is MT. (as in
Yesterday I refilled the MC and bled all 4 corners.
Got plenty of bubbles out of rear-right. Refilled
MC and took it out. Braked fine. No fluid loss.
Today, still no fluid loss.
|I would start by replacing the rear flex hose. The only scenario I am coming up with would involve the speed bump causing further than normal travel on the rear suspension, allowing/causing a crack in the rubber hose which is currently behaving itself until the next time it flexes far enough. Perhaps an Eezi-Bleed attached to the system and then manually flex that hose?|
David "best be sure about those brakes!" Lieb
|Let's see if I have this right, your car emptied it resevoir when the earth moved, is that right?|
I think you have the wrong forum for this sort of stuff, this is a clean MG group here. ;-)
|Yeah, I wuz trying to work the quake|
into this so I could sue the scientists
like they are doing in Italy.
David, I will check the flex. First I am gonna
drive it around and up and over a bunch just
to see what happens to the MC level. Thanks.
|Ya know, while I would probably do the same, I don't think it really sounds like a good idea to drive around to see if your brakes fail...|
David "I must be getting old" Lieb
|A typical USA problem!|
|Honestly officer. I was driving along minding my own business, and the earth jumped up and down. My brakes failed, and that's why I ran into your patrol car.|
Yes sir, now please step out of the car and spread your legs. Have you been drinking tonight sir?
If we tried that in the UK, it just wouldn't wash. :)
If i recall, isnt that what snookie did in italy, i dont think it worrked out to well.for her..haha
X2 with david, ive also done the samething .... Its not just a hill billy kind of thing....haha
Im guessing its in the wheel clyinder connection...was there any wet spots on the inside of the rear wheel
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