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Girling brake servo - where's the little ball bearing gone?

PostPost by: alaric » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:59 pm

Hi all. I've been trying to free up my Girling 2B brake servo, and with it now in pieces I can't find the little ball bearing that's part of the input piston. I've looked everywhere in the garage and outside. It's just gone. I don't recall seeing it when it came apart. Does anyone know what size it is? I think it's a non return valve between the high pressure and low pressure sides of the servo, so it's pretty important.

Any suggestions on where to buy a replacement servo would be appreciated.

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:33 pm

Hi
Cant answer you bb question, but did u cut the band off on the vac tank to split it?? Also where did u get the rebuild kit from??

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:47 pm

Mark, I did both the Europa and the Sprint, I'did'nt cut the band as you can with a bit of time and effort remove and replace the original band.
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:23 pm

I got my kit from J & L Spares. The kit included the ball you are missing together with all the seals and gaskets and a new clamping band. They were also able to supply replacement (used) air valves as one of mine was broken and these are not part of the kit. Not cheap though ... the kit was ?125 a year ago but if I recall correctly exchange rebuilt units were around double that at the time.
01706 644201 http://www.jlspares.com
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PostPost by: alaric » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:26 pm

Thanks Roger that's really helpful. I'll get in touch and see what they can supply and for how much - I have a band with the nut and bolt in so it can be put back on again.

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:45 pm

Hi Sean,
If you don't have any joy with J & L Spares I've just dug out details of another supplier who might help.......PowerTrack Ltd.
01753 842680 [email protected]
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:08 pm

Brian,
How did you remove the band? it seems crimped on to me

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:12 am

Mark, Its several years ago that I did it but from memory I uncrimped the indentations with a screwdriver to loosen the band off then rotated the band enough to pass the segments until I got the two halfs apart, it is a bit of a pain but it can be done
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