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No brakes at pedal

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 4:11 am
by coastlaw
Started up the 69 leyland DD today first time in 12 mths apparently , runs beautiful, have air to both sets of doors but the brake pedal has nothing at all ??
would there be a tap on the line that might have been turned off or should i start lookin for a stuffed line ??

Re: No brakes at pedal

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:33 pm
by DiAmOnD T
No taps to shut air to brakes off, check all tanks have air then check there is air supply going into the foot valve (Basically 4 air lines in the valve, 2 have air from tank the other two send air out when you push your foot down on the pedal

Re: No brakes at pedal

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 12:13 pm
by coastlaw
kool thanks for that info, Ive got the manual now too for it , dosnt look like fun if i have to get under it where it sits. will have to dig a bank out on drivers side to get under to anything so fingers crossed its something sticking after sitting for over 12 mths.. :roll:

Re: No brakes at pedal

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:23 pm
by coastlaw
So we found the problem. Top treadle valve had been smashed off the chassis. So the top plate on it that also acts as a mounting plate has both bolt tags broken off. So I'm going to look at putting an E-6 or E-10 dual treadle valve and pedal. Any one know where to buy one in Perth?? Also what kind of good air-lines for the DD-Atlantean cam I upgrad to? Can I make them on-site or will I need to pull them off to have them made up?

Re: No brakes at pedal

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:48 pm
by boronia
Best to go and talk to a brake specialist.

A bit too vital an issue for DIY.

Re: No brakes at pedal

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:57 am
by kelvin12
Very good advice. To scary if you get it wrong plus the ramifications to others if you do get wrong.


Dirk

Re: No brakes at pedal

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:05 am
by mrobsessed
Give Greg at Horizons West a call. 93518980. He may have bits. If not, he will be able to point you in the right direction.