Update: 305 brakes

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Chris Barnard, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    Just a quick update to anyone who read my 'this isn't fun anymore' post. The
    problem with the brakes turned out to be the master cylinder - I checked the
    rear shoes and they were fine.
    Changing the master cylinder wasn't a problem - bleeding the brakes was! The
    bleed screw broke off the caliper! Three hours of careful (and not so
    careful) drilling and re-threading, and I finally have a new bleed screw in
    there. Looks like everything is OK now. Phew.
    Now I just need to get my engine sorted out. Arrghhh!!

    Chris Barnard, Nov 30, 2003
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    Tobias Meyer Guest

    So you decided on keeping the car running? Nice :)
    Good luck!

    Tobias Meyer, Nov 30, 2003
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  3. Hi Tobias,

    Yes, I must be the biggest sucker for punishment on the planet ;)
    Thanks - I think I'll need it!

    Chris Barnard, Nov 30, 2003
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    G.T Guest

    Nice to read, even if I was wrong.
    Come on Chris, tell us you didn't know what to do this winter ? :)
    G.T, Dec 1, 2003
  5. Well, it seems obvious now but I didn't think of the master cylinder at
    first. I thought the original symptoms pointed to a problem nearer the
    Well yes, I generally seem to spend more time in breaker's yards when the
    it's raining and cold than dry and sunny! The problem is I'm going on a
    month-long holiday to Peru over Christmas - I may have to give the car to a
    garage to do the work. I don't really have the room to pull a whole engine
    out anyway. Well, at least it means I won't have the car off the road for
    weeks and weeks while I figure out how to put it back together again ;)

    Chris Barnard, Dec 1, 2003
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    steve Guest

    so you declined the "push it off the cliff" route and not gonna buy my 306
    now then?
    mmmmm could have done with the cash for christmas........
    steve, Dec 1, 2003
  7. Yes, it's back on the road at the moment (just!). I like my crazy car
    projects with little or no economic value ;)

    Chris Barnard, Dec 2, 2003
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