Well, I took the path of least resistance and just bought the replacement
switch. I tucked in some paper towels around it, and leaned a 24" length of
4x6 on the pedal to provide slight positive pressure. Hardly lost any fluid,
doesn't seem to have introduced any air.
Addressing some of the other comments, I have not installed halogen bulbs,
and I have always used Castrol LMA brake fluid, exclusively. So I am pretty
much convinced the switches just have poor life expectancy.
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires
on 1/21/08 6:24 AM, Bob Howard at email@example.com wrote:
> TDs use a similar switch. It's generally thought that replacement
> switches these days are not as robust as the original switches. Perhaps
> they are--perhaps they are not, but as many owners have installed halogen
> bulbs, the load on the switches has increased. In an effort to extend
> the life of the switches, many have installed a relay. In TDs, it's
> easy and inconspicuous, and it wouldn't be difficult in the early MGB.
> On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 12:01:53 -0800 Max Heim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Last night I noticed my brake lights were inoperative. I'm sure it's
>> goofy pressure switch again. The things only seem to last a year or
>> Maybe Moss could come up with a kit to install a
>> contact switch instead.
>> It's not the expense (since it's cheap), or the hassle (since it's
>> simple), it's the risk of letting air into the brake system every
>> Bleeding brakes on the B is quite tedious.
>> Max Heim
>> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
>> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
>> it's the primer red one with chrome wires
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