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Elan Brake Fluid Level Switch

PostPost by: holywood3645 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:12 am

I know im getting old when i worry about these things. My S4 has single circuit brake system. I was thinking of adding the plastic fluid extension cylinder that Dave Bean and Pegasus supply. I was wondering if anyone has fitted these and included a float type or similar level switch as a warning when the fluid gets low.
I see some Jaguar items that look as if they would work. Also, BMW, and Mercedes items look like they could also work!
I'm sure someone has already come up with a solution


Thanks
James
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:21 am

James,
You are referring to an item called a Sovy unit. See here for a previous post:
elan-f15/sovy-brake-reservoir-cap-t17618.html

See here for an alternative:
http://www.nfauto.co.uk/master_cylinders.htm

When I replaced the wiring harness on my RHD '68 S4, the new harness came wired for the brake Sovy unit in the LHD position.

Regards,
Colin.

holywood3645 wrote:I know im getting old when i worry about these things. My S4 has single circuit brake system. I was thinking of adding the plastic fluid extension cylinder that Dave Bean and Pegasus supply. I was wondering if anyone has fitted these and included a float type or similar level switch as a warning when the fluid gets low.
I see some Jaguar items that look as if they would work. Also, BMW, and Mercedes items look like they could also work!
I'm sure someone has already come up with a solution


Thanks
James
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