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rfs1957 wrote at 2015-07-24 10:26:14
"failure to bleed the air from the pipe to the gauge"

Sorry, basic physics, this is irrelevant ; all fluids/gases in the tube are subject to the same pressure - so pressure in the gauge equals pressure in the engine, irrespective of what is in the pipe. No point in bleeding.  

Barrie Jones wrote at 2015-12-03 16:24:01
True, but it takes time for the pressure to reach the gauge.  If the pipe is bled it will read immediately.  That is one reason why brakes must be bled.

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Barrie Jones


MG Sports Cars from 1949 to 1980 - Including MGB, MGBGT V8, TF1500, TF, TD and modern Midgets. I also specialise in SU carburettors, Lucas wiring, suspension, steering & brakes.


I have owned my 1955 TF1500 since 1966. Technical specialist for the TD and TF with the MG Car Club T Register. Also owned 20 MGBs and currently own an MGBGT V8. Written 3 books on MGs and produced a DVD on how to strip and rebuild the TD/TF gearbox.

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