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Brake Servo - Air Filter

PostPost by: ElliottN » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:45 pm

Where (or what) is the air filter on the brake servo? I believe I have the latter servo (Mk 11B - body kept together by retaining band).

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:46 am

The air filter mounts on the servo near wher the vacuum hose connects and filters the air sucked in by the vacuum system that powers the servo booster. It is a small plastic canister about 40mm long and 20mm diameter. If you need I can post a photo of the one on my plus 2

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PostPost by: ElliottN » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:51 am

Rohan, Assuming it's not concealed - it's on top of the servo cylinder, it's sort of clear flexible plastic and (in my case anyway) you need to remove a screw to remove/access it?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:00 am

Sounds like you found it. A screw goes down the middle to hold it in place.

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PostPost by: ElliottN » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:28 am

I was afraid of that. Being a natural shape to collect water, and being where it is on the Elan (right under the left front lip of the bonnet), the screw in mine is now a pile of rust. Well - I always wanted a set of easy-outs. After this I'll fit a cover to avoid a repeat......
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PostPost by: pereirac » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:50 pm

The same thing happened to me. I managed to drill the screw out and retap the hole. I then used a nylon screw to hold the filter in. It worked for me and I never had any problems. I think the poblem is due to a mild steel screw in a alloy hole with an electrolyte (i.e. water).
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