Recently I had a 95' HSE bought to me with no brakes.I removed the brake modulator and started to strip the unit down.What I found was quite scary.An internal component made of plastic had failed, this rendered the car with zero brakes!!!!I have been told by LR and wabco that no parts are available and the units are unserviceable.Rubbish!!!I have a Range Rover diagnostic business with faultmate MV server setup in FNQ AUS, and have engineered stainless steel components to replace the plastic parts. A new modulator is around $6000aus plus fitting and more than likely an ABS pump at $2500aus.I rang a local LR D'ship and was quoted $9500aus to repair the above.
As we all know many older P38's are worth less than $15000aus these days and to be confronted with a $10000aus fix would for most be out of the question.Having said that a car with no brakes is useless.Replacing the modulator with a serviceable used unit is also a very short term fix, as I have found after fixing 5 in the past 3 months that age is the factor of failure and not klms.All cars I have fix have been within 8 months of the same age with very varied klms covered.Each unit had failed exactly the same way.So please if your brake pedal feels strange in any way do something about it, each car I have fixed gave little or no warning.Luckily all have avoided a serious accident.
If you would like to discuss this with me please e-mail at [email protected]. I'm looking at doing cost affective repairs to these units posted to me if not in my area.