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I have a 1974 innocenti mini cooper s, the front brakes lock up as soon as the engine is started.they release if i disconnect the manifold vacuum pipe. I should i just bypass the servo.

I cant get spares for the Benditalia servo unit

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I wouldn't bypass anything when it comes to brakes, wouldn't a standard 74 Cooper S parts fit ?

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Sometimes the fuel have mixtures that make the check light on , to reset disconnect the negative battery few minutes, no go more to this mechanic,good luck

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To check the vacum pump.all you have to do is remove the pipe from the servo,and with the engine running that pipe should be finger over the pipe and check.If its not sucking then check the pipe for cracks.If the pipe is ok then replace the pump

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