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Well ive just fitten new brake hoses to the front and the difference is very noticeable. Te pedal as much more play in it, where as before thre was hardly any travel at all.

Ive just been for a 10mile run and it seems ok for now. A longer run out will tell for sure if its sorted but fingers crossed for now
 

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i had an mk2 escort van that i decide to bleed the brakes on using a non return valve bleeder kit i ended up having to change the master cylinder afterwards. It started leaking due to pumping the peddle to the floor i finished off the seals as they are being pushed to a part of the cylinder they dont normally go to.

The wierd thing was as the van had no brake fail warning light i only found out due to the fact that the alternator was also stuffed and overheated the coil which cut out the ignition and i coasted to a stop outside my house.i popped the bonnet to see brake fluid everywhere but in the tank.if it hadnt cut out well.......All a bit spooky but i did learn always recheck your work
 

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My van failed its mot a few months back due to its back brakes

they weren't working hard anuff or something

anyway The brakes on the front were getting a reading of 400 both sides

but on the back it was just 60 on 1 side and 80 on the other
so it was a fail

i told my mate about this (a mot tester)

and he asked did they not ad 100 on to the 60 and the 80
because it was unladen ...........i said no

so i contacted Vosa to ask them about the ....unladen/100 rule

it turns out its true

so i took the van back the place that gave me the failed mot

told them about what vosa said
and guess what...............................i got a mot pass

i asked the mot'er about the unladen rule

and his reply was ( Ive never heard about that before i usually just mot cars son)
 

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Well mine has been working fine now for a month so it was definately the brake hoses that i b*****ed up.
 

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Nice one woolie A:, just the kind of info that makes the forum what it is. I'll be remembering that little gem of info!
 

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My van failed its mot a few months back due to its back brakes

they weren't working hard anuff or something

anyway The brakes on the front were getting a reading of 400 both sides

but on the back it was just 60 on 1 side and 80 on the other
so it was a fail

i told my mate about this (a mot tester)

and he asked did they not ad 100 on to the 60 and the 80
because it was unladen ...........i said no

so i contacted Vosa to ask them about the ....unladen/100 rule

it turns out its true

so i took the van back the place that gave me the failed mot

told them about what vosa said
and guess what...............................i got a mot pass

i asked the mot'er about the unladen rule

and his reply was ( Ive never heard about that before i usually just mot cars son)


Just one more example of the incompetence that currently blights our society.
 

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But be Warned When getting one over the mot tester
strange things can happen to your van

Because about 3 or 4 days later i noticed a oil leak
underneath the van (thinking it was from the sump gasket)
so i blasted all the oil away from the sump and the wheel arch

It turned out to be a big hole in the inner CV gaiter

just about the same size as a screwdriver:c

NOW THAT'S A STRANGE THING TO HAPPEN RIGHT AFTER GETTING A MOTI:
 
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