Inside your Brake fluid sensor

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keithmac
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#1 Inside your Brake fluid sensor

Post by keithmac » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:12 pm

Got a new one today so I thought I would have a look inside the old one and see why it wasn't working.
What appear to be rivets on top are spiral screws. They may be able to be carefully pried off, I ground them off thinking they were rivets. Once the top is off the rubber gasket and metal cap can be removed and contacts cleaned if you wish . They were quite grungy. You can see how it works.
The float cylinder is pressed and glued on but came off with light judicious prying to reveal and actual water ( brake fluid ) logged old cork ! Not bad for 53yrs of service I suppose.
Cheers All
Keith
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#2 Re: Inside your Brake fluid sensor

Post by david.coan » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:18 pm

That is useful, mine dont work, i can now add them to the to do list
David
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