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brake master cylinder cap..

PostPost by: rocket » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:16 pm

My cylinder cap which has the electical connecter built in has began to corrode,not badly yet but would like to source a replacement..any suggestions?

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:37 pm

Hi Ian,
You could try J & L Spares - they recondition Girling master cylinders so they may stock the reservoir caps. I bought my servo recon kit from them. Might be worth giving them a call.

http://www.jlspares.com/brakeparts.htm

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PostPost by: freddy22112211 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:53 pm

I was able to repair mine - I just happened to have an ordinary cap without the electrical bits - and it was quite easy to transfer these bits onto the new cap.
The question arises 'why does the cap corrode when the cylinder doesn't? (both ali I think)?
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:11 pm

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PostPost by: rocket » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:22 pm

Thanks for that Jason but to be honest it doesnt look like mine? I v not looked in detail yet but beneath the cap is a white plastic cage which i assume contains the sender then top of cap has 2 wires going into a rubber sheath..Is that similar to yours Freddie?

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PostPost by: freddy22112211 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:08 am

The cap is the same as mine (in the picture the second connection is out of sight round the corner)
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PostPost by: rocket » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:33 am

Thanks Gordon,mine is rather different so excuse a silly question does this part have the screw cap at bottom which simply screws on master cylinder? If so do you then unscrew the top by the sender and fill there?

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PostPost by: Lincoln62 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:36 am

My friend has this cap on his +2 and the connection is intermittent so the "brake fail" light keeps coming on when you are going along. Really gets the attention of passengers.

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PostPost by: freddy22112211 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:10 pm

Ian,
if I understand you correctly, yes the red bit and the cap underneath are one, and just screw off like any cap. Possibly removing the connections to turn it several times.
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PostPost by: tonycharente » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:12 pm

rocket wrote:My cylinder cap which has the electical connecter built in has began to corrode,not badly yet but would like to source a replacement..any suggestions?

Ian


Hello All,
Did anyone ever manage to source a replacement, please?

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