This LRO reader emailed LRO.email@example.com to ask Dave Smith about bleeding Land Rover Series IIA brakes.
I’ve fitted a complete new brake system to my 1967 Series IIA, but I can’t bleed it. What do you suggest?
Len Randell, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
I assume you have a Series IIA 109-inch, which are notorious for being hard to bleed. Try fitting proper rubber fl ex pipes, then bleeding it with two of them clamped off , so all the fluid goes to one corner at a time.
Another trick you could try at the front is removing the brake drum and using a G-clamp to push the shoes together, to make the space in the cylinders as small as possible.
Also, try bleeding the top cylinder via the metal brake pipe.
This workshop advice appeared in the November 2015 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.