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Old August 11th, 2006, 07:12 PM
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Brake Master Cylinder Leak

As if a blown oil pressure sensor and a gearbox and soft top on their last legs weren't bad enough, my D90 has developed a major brake fluid leak between the reservoir and the master cylinder. It's leaking through one of those small containers of brake fluid in about four days. My truck is currently at Roverland in Salt Lake (master cylinder replacement is beyond my skill level). Mike (of Roverland) told me that replacements for the seals between the reservoir and master cylinder are not available. He said he would try to find a work-around but that I would most likely have to buy a new master cylinder (ouch).

Does anybody know of a source the appropriate replacement parts?

thanks in advance,

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Old August 11th, 2006, 07:53 PM
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Atlantic British lists a reservoir kit (SJJ100351) for $44.95. You can look it up online at www.roverparts.com. I'm sure the other LR parts companies have similar.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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Chris, I have an M/c for sasle if you want.. drop me a line...
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Old August 12th, 2006, 07:12 PM
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I installed the Atlantic British reservoir kit to cure a leak and it contained all the rubber seals. It's a pretty easy job to DIY. It took me about an hour including bleeding the brakes.
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Old August 13th, 2006, 05:59 PM
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Thanks for the replies, guys. Hopefully, Mike @ Roverland hasn't started on my brake MC leak yet and I can do this myself at home with the AB replacement parts.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 10:33 PM
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Bringing this thread back to life as I am currently having the same issue...does anyone know a source for one of these kits? I don't see it on AB's website and don't want to drop the $150 for a new master cylinder if I don't have to!

As always, appreciate the help

okay, so apparently I just needed to finish going through the brake pages on AB...assume this should work
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/STC491.cfm
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Old August 8th, 2010, 10:05 AM
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Why not just replace the whole thing, I would imagine it comes out to be the same after you pay some "mechanic" 100$ and hour to take it apart and rebuild it.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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120.00 new & you still have to bleed your brakes afterwards.
Don't forget to bench bleed the new one before install and it will go a lot faster
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Old August 9th, 2010, 12:48 AM
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Wow, this is an old thread. It's funny to look back at the repair jobs that you used to consider difficult.

Anyway, call AB and ask for the kit. There's a lot of stuff that's not on the website. The install is not hard. I recommend spoiling yourself and buying a pressure brake bleeder for the install. You'll definitely use it again in the future and it makes this an one-person job.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 12:46 PM
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Just buy a whole new one. They only last 15 years or so and you are throwing $50 at something that is a PITA to do and only costs $150 to replace.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Thanks to all for the help. Ordered a new one from PartsGeek this morning and should have it by the end of the week.

In case anyone else is on the same path this is the correct part number W0133-1853193. There are two listed but the other is being phased out.
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this thread has been ever so helpful!!! just ordered from partsgeek. Thanks all. Next challenge will be to install!!!
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Old September 28th, 2011, 09:50 AM
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I just got Atlantic British to match the parts geek price since I am buying quite a bit of parts from them already. $120 for a new master cylinder.
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