Thanks ,again to Mike Taylor.

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Thanks ,again to Mike Taylor.

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Just as a Thank you to Mike at Lotusbits, and a tip to you guys, in case you come up against the same problem!

Replaced the whole of my braking system, calipers. discs,pads,master cylinder, servo.

This was a while ago, now it's all up and running again, I couldn't get it past the MOT because the pads were not backing off the discs, so they were binding.

I WAS going to take all the calipers apart, work the pistins back and forward, regrease the sliders, but fortunately phoned Mike first.

What he said made a lot of sense, jack wheel up, push the pedal down, cannot turn wheel.

break open the bleed valve on the caliper, if the wheel free's up, it's the fluid pressure, not dropping.

His next bit of advice was that it would be the pushrod between the MC and the servo.

took it off, screwed it in 4mm, worked, got MOT.
I just assembled it assuming the pushrod length would be right!!!!

Thanks Mike.

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Post by Ozzy_UK »

what mike doesnt know about excels isnt worth knowing...
he is always my first point of call...

brilliant service, and very friendly.

i look forward to spending more money on your 6 pot brake system soon mike!
V8 donor car has been bought and is going to the workshop tomorrow!!
full rebuild of the car will be started soon!
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