Im looking for a bit of advice, hopefully someone out there can help.
I have a 2003 (53 reg) R53 MCS
, and driving to work this morning I experienced a momentary firming up of the brake pedal
(similar to when the engine is switched off) which disappeared quickly. It has happened a couple more times but each time only momentarily.
I was having a look around the master cylinder area to see if I could find anything obvious, eg a loose pipe somewhere that may cause a vacuum leak and I noticed some oil down the back of the engine that wasn't there before
. After a bit more digging a found oil in the spark plug wells so Im thinking im in need of a replacement valve cover and spark plug gaskets.
Could anyone tell me if these 2 problems could be related?
Im not a mechanic and not all that mechanically minded, but im wondering if the blown valve cover gasket could cause a vacuum problem and therefore be causing the intermittent firming up of the brake pedal?
Can anyone give some advice on this?