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Just bleeding the brakes on my "new" P38, and I spent half an hour cutting away the bulkhead insulation around the rear booster bleed screw so that I could a. see it and b. get a pipe on it. Maybe I am missing a trick, but i don't see how it's possible to do the full brake bleed without removing the insulation... which means that neither of my P38s were ever properly bled before I got to them... thoughts?

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The coolent tank moves out of the way which helps a lot. Bit fiddley but no need to remove insulation.

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Never needed to move or cut anything the three times I've done mine. Getting the pipe on does require verbal encouragement.

I use a Williams split hex ring spanner officially designed for brake unions, the split makes it easy to pass over the pipe. Head is smaller than an open end and the angle of mine is favourable for clearance.

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Clive, don't take this the wrong way but the coolent tank just clips in, no tools needed, and it'll move over a bit to the left improving access quite a bit. This is on a diesel, petrol may be different? I too used a split brake pipe spanner.

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Petrol is the same. With the coolant reservoir moved away and a bit of sqidging of the insulation it's a bit fiddly but can be done.

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ok, so the trick I am missing is moving the coolant tank... I will look into that, tnx

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Thanks for the tip.
A bit of extra space would still be handy but as it was just doable with my tools I never bothered to look into moving the coolant tank. Frankly if I'd twigged it just clipped in I almost certainly would have shifted it. Probably just assumed it was bolted in via a flange underneath so hoses would need removing to shift it.

RAVE spoils us in many ways because it's so good that following the words and music just works (pity Mr Haynes wasn't paying attention). With the coolant tank so easy to shift and space so tight I'd have expected a note on the "unclip coolant tank and move over for easier access" lines.

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At last!!!

Something that appears to be easier on LHD..

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nah LHD owners have it easy...who said "O rings"?

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This is because someone in Solihull must have said "we will (out)sale all other 4x4s in the world, so let us make it easy for them to maintain over time" ... lol