Lotus Elan

Brake Master Cylinder

PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:20 pm

As a matter of sheer interest - what is the difference, apart from the size of revervoir, between a 5/8" brake M/Cyl and the clutch M/Cyl?
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PostPost by: patrics » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:24 pm

Hi Brian

Apart from the reservoir there no difference, but you can?t use the clutch cylinder for braking as it doesn?t have enough fluid reserve.

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:59 pm

Thanks Steve, I've no intension of using a clutch M/Cyl for the brakes, but I was surprised how much cheaper the clutch one is compared to the brake.
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PostPost by: Tonyw » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:42 am

Guy's,

What is the consensus on where to buy a new brake and clurch master cylinder?? both mine were missing from the boxes of part that I bought.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:55 am

Don't know for Lotus specifically, but my understanding is the clutch cylinders do not generally have a check valve arrangement that allows the pressure to be pumped up. At least that is what I recall from my Mini days.
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