Nine years ago I replaced the brake hoses on my 78 XJ6C and bled the brakes with Castrol LMA…everything was fine. Life happened and I have not driven the car for seven years.
Last weekend I wanted to drive it, so I started it up, and the brakes go to the floor.
The remote brake reservoir was almost empty. There are no signs of fluid on the driveway or calipers; there is no fluid on the driver sides floor; the top of the reservoir was on tight; with the car running and pumping the brakes the engine almost dies; the check valve that goes from the brake booster to manifold vacuum is dry on both sides and holds vacuum; I added fluid because I have a case of Castrol; and still not brakes.
Where should I start?
- Bleed the brakes
- Pull the calipers off
- Pull the master cylinder