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cgarside



Member Since: 25 Mar 2015
Location: Preston
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey
Brake Fluid loss

Hi,
I have a 2008 TDV8 which has covered circa 94000 miles.
I recently had a brake fluid warning come up and noted the the master cylinder level was low. I hoped this had occurred due to pad wear as there was no signs of external leakage. I added more fluid and after twelve days I now have another low brake fluid warning showing in the dash. Again, now signed of external leakage showing.
Has anyone had a similar problem and / or is there a known problem at this age / mileage?
Regards
Chrisk 08 Range Rover TDV8 Vogue

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alanm_3



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

I had the very same isssue. Seems unusual that there aren’t any brake fluid leaks on the ground under any part of the car?

Mine turned out to be a cracked brake pipe at the rear of the car. Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

Post #494992 8th Nov 2018 11:47am
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cgarside



Member Since: 25 Mar 2015
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

Ok, thanks
Will get the car off the ground and inspect more closely
Chris 08 Range Rover TDV8 Vogue

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fisha



Member Since: 25 Sep 2009
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2008 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

most common place seems to be the rear pipes as they run across the top of the fuel tank area. So leaking fluid will spread about on things.

Also the pipes run behind a couple of plastic guards which may be catching the fluid. It should be easy enough to spot if you go looking. V8 or else.

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northernmonkeyjones



Member Since: 24 Mar 2012
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Rimini Red

the fluid has gone somewhere, so I would get it up in the air.

there are several places that the pipes corrode, as said, over the tank, under the passenger side plastic cover which runs the length of the car. But also check the front wheel arches, there its bend in the metal pipe which is very prone to corrosion, both of mine were dodgy on my 07 and that was a few years back...... There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
FFRR 4.4 TDV8 Vogue 2012 Firenze Red.
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2010 LR D4 Commercial 2.7 TDV6

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MR GLOVER



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

Just had MOT to night advisory brake pipes corrosion front pipes 55 plate am i on borrowed time................... Sad

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Strider



Member Since: 08 Jun 2015
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zermatt Silver

Just had MOT to night advisory brake pipes corrosion front pipes 55 plate am i on borrowed time

Sadly yes,
I had advisories for all 4 lines, last year I replaced the brake pipes with 90/10 Cupro-Nickel. When I removed the
old steel ones they snapped in half in areas that had been secured by pipe clips in hidden areas. If one area has been flagged I guarantee there are more. Do a search for "how to", Joe 90 did a great detailed write up.

Original brake pipes (front nearside)

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Meerbusch



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Germany 2002 Range Rover HSE Td6 Zambezi Silver

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2007 client car...., last year. Since 13 years 2002 TD6, silver, 230.000km, Facelift 2006 like new + Lancia Flavia Coupe 1964 + Range Rover EFi 1989 + Mercedes W221 Guard B6/B7 3,6to, also in silver, for daily driving in wrong side of town Dsseldorf.... Wink

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