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Old March 21st, 2013, 02:04 PM
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Brake fluid leak?

Any thoughts on what's going on here? Looks like a leak coming from between the brake reservoir and the master cylinder??



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Old March 21st, 2013, 02:08 PM
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Probably. There is a seal there and they do die. You can get a new reservoir with seal.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 03:56 PM
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x2. If the master is good, just replace the reservoir. Might even get way with just an o-ring.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 04:18 PM
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NO!!!!!!! It is nearly 20 years old (there is a date stamp cast into the top), your life depends on it, and some of the rubber seals have failed already and a new one is about $100. Replace the whole master cylinder with a genuine or lucas girling brand replacement. Use castrol GTLMA brake fluid.

Takes a couple hours to swap the MC and bleed.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Thanks guys! I'll check that date stamp, but my guess is its original and ill just do the whole master.
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