RV8 brake hydraulic system and master cylinder
Bryan Ditchman (Caribbean Blue 0265) from Hampshire, the
Editor of the RV8 Workshop Notes series, has some essential news regarding
a key component on the RV8. It has been published on the V8 Register
website in view of its importance to RV8 enthusiasts.
brake master cylinder for the MG RV8 is no longer available from MG
Rover or Lockheed Girling. Should you experience problems with your
brake master cylinder, then do remember that these units can be restored
to full working condition, so do not let your local MG dealer or garage
throw the old one away if it is shown to be unserviceable.
It is therefore
a very good idea to obtain a spare seal overhaul kit under part number
LK11209 (Lockheed) or GRK901093 (MG Rover). Should the
piston bore have corroded, this can be re-sleeved - contact Clive
Wheatley if you need help in this respect.
As RV8s are in general
low mileage cars, lack of use will gradually result in the hygroscope
nature of the brake fluid corroding the cylinder bore it is therefore
recommended that one renews the fluid in the system every 18 months
to two years - a similarly the clutch system as well. MG Rover workshops
have pressure systems that do this quickly and efficiently.
me to the final point, something I am repeating again, please hang
on to the old parts if they are replaced! I have already found two
RV8 owners who paid £300 for a new starter motor and threw their
old one away! Normally £30 cures the problem - see RV8 Workshop
Note 28 in Volume 1 of the RV8 Workshop Notes series.
Footnote: This note is published on the V8 Register website in view
of its importance to our RV8 enthusiasts.
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