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#1 leepol83

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:46 PM

Hi guys I’m changing the brake pipes on my 1998 Cooper sportspack can anyone tell me what system I have there seems to be a few I.e diagonal split, tandem etc,
I need to know a bleeding sequence I’ve checked Haynes but don’t know what system I have.
Also I need to replace the copper brake pipe that is clipped to the front subframe that goes to the flexi on the calliper
( passenger side) is this just joined low down to the other other side I can’t see down there (pictures always help) 👍🏻
Cheers guys appreciate it as always
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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:53 PM

Hi,

The pipe goes into a 3 way fitting on the o/s flexi. Bleed the rear first I believe?

It's a front rear split not diagonal.

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#3 MikeRotherham

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:26 AM

If you haven't got it, There is a PDF of the official Rover MPI workshop manual available on the interweb.

 

That tells you how to bleed the brakes on your model.

 

Its the top link on this page

 

http://www.renegadem...ical-documents/

 

Page 237 on the PDF document


Edited by MikeRotherham, 19 September 2018 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:50 PM

Thank you chaps appreciate that

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 05:55 AM

Hi chaps back to this again! If I’ve just replaced the front brake pipes to the callipers, do I need to bleed the rear brakes aswell ? I’ve put new flexis on the front and reconditioned the calipers
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:00 AM

Hi,

I'd always bleed every thing. Get the reservoir almost empty in both sections before adding fresh fluid the first time.

This way you're getting as much old fluid out as you can before mixing the new stuff into it.

Brake fluid should be changed at least every 5 years as it goes off.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:58 AM

Cool cheers pal I’ll do the lot then thanks again

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:18 PM

Industry standard on most cars is to change brake fluid every 2 years - I know I know, most dealers don't do it but if you want a trouble free and long lasting braking system then do it every 2 years.

 

It is about a one hour job if done nice and slowly :shifty: , on jacks and all 4 wheels off.






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