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    Pressure bleed like a tool? We used a power bleeder and that never got any pressure like the old fashioned pedal pumper method.

    No adjustment in the system at all.

    Something has to be buggered in the bell housing. I don't know what else to think. Wish there was a way to look up in there without dismantling.
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    In talking to Trevor is turns out there is a way to adjust the system. The Rave doesn't mention it nor does the R380 rebuild manual but there are shims underneath the slave cylinder. If you remove/add you adjust the travel length of the slave piston. The Rave just tells you to put them back in.

    So this is the next thing I'm going to try.
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    Good to know on the shims!
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    I finally found the issue to my transmission issue.

    In the beginning there were two issues.

    1. When I got the new master cylinder from England the strap that holds the reservoir on was broken. I didn't think much of it so I applied a zip tie and used it. As it turns out the reservoir has an o-ring on the bottom and it seals to the metal body of the cylinder. So it wasn't leaking any obvious fluid, but it was letting the pressure slowly bleed over the course of several days. I took the bracket off the old master and used that on the new one, bled it (also finding out that the front end needs to be elevated to get a good bleed) and that has been good for almost a month now.

    2. After doing this the trans was still clunky shifting and impossible to get into reverse. When I had put everything back together I added Lucas Oil Treatment thinking it would keep things quiet. I'v used it in the TC and it's recommended for transmissions too. Well, it is thick and I started to wonder if this could be affecting anything. So. I drained the trans and put back in 100% ATF. It has worked perfect ever since. I NEVER would have imagined that an oil additive could affect the synchros, but somehow it was. It has been driving great for over a week now with no issues.

    Next week I am meeting a potential buyer.
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    I am now Roverless.
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    None? The Series???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlp141 View Post
    None? The Series???
    I haven't owned that in 3 years! Trevor has it now. Should have never sold it, but you live and learn.....
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    I think you need a nice 109 for that family of yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galen211 View Post
    I haven't owned that in 3 years! Trevor has it now. Should have never sold it, but you live and learn.....
    Then change your sig! =^)
    "QQ Rover" -- 1962 Series IIa 88"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlp141 View Post
    Then change your sig! =^)
    I can't bring myself to do it. I would have to admit my mistake!
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