Keep your back axle breather
clear to avoid moisture build up
Ralph Hardwick recently purchased an MGBGTV8 and
dropped it off with Brown & Gammons for a check over and
service during which Ralph reports "they picked up a few
issues, so it will remain there for a while until they are sorted.
One issue they found was it appears that the rear axle breather
was blocked - the resulting condensation build up together with
having only covered 1,000 miles in the last seven years, has
caused some corrosion and bearing issues".
Check your plastic breather pipe is not missing
See V8NOTE498 contributed by Derek Squires on checking your
back axle breather is not missing and replacing it with a brass
item which is much more durable. V8NOTE498
caused corrosion and bearing issues
Replace the fragile
plastic breather with a brass one
Comparison of a replacement plastic
brass breather valve (part
no: 515845) as fitted to Land Rover back axles. On
quality of the plastic part was not very good.
Condensation has caused corrosion and bearing issues
Where is the breather? - check it's not missing