Brake Resevoir Sender

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#1 Brake Resevoir Sender

Post by JoeLondon » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:15 pm

Has anyone disassembled the brake resevoir sender and replaced the cork? I couldn't find it with the search.

I assume the cork has become saturated, as it no longer floats. I had the thought to replace it with one of the plastic corks from a wine bottle, but wanted to ask if taking the aluminium tube off the cap is straight forward, before I ham fist it. - Trying to save £30 ...with the bills this car racks up, hilarious.
Joe
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#2 Re: Brake Resevoir Sender

Post by lowact » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:06 am

Regards,
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#3 Re: Brake Resevoir Sender

Post by JoeLondon » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:22 am

Brilliant! As easy as that. Normally I would have just had a go, I don't know what it is about this car that still has me a little apprehensive on things.

Thank you Colin!!
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#4 Re: Brake Resevoir Sender

Post by JoeLondon » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:13 pm

Perfect - all sorted - I found a plastic cork at a wine merchants, the idea being that it doesn't fail like the natural cork, of course, this is where I find out that the material reacts to brake fluid and breaks up into tiny pieces :D

Another job jobbed.
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#5 Re: Brake Resevoir Sender

Post by Adamski » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:12 pm

Done it many times with wine corks, After a while they saturate, I note that latest replacements use a metal float. Might try plastic next. Good idea to take pins out on top and clean manky contacts.The screw bit tends to rot eventually
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