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Mk3 1600XL- leaking brake master cylinder

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Hi all,

Bad times!

After holding the golden  fluid  for over a year my brake master cylinder has leaked all  over the newly painted inner wing :angry:. Noticed the level has dropped and the fluid is running down the face of the servo. I guess the options are a re sleeve or a Land rover part. It's already had the bore cleaned up with emery and new seals fitted. 

 

Would this Land Rover part fit the servo ?

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291300864337

 

Which brake pipe unions would I need to order (presume the Ford uses metric and the land rover is imperial.  

 

Thanks all :cheers:

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I had my master cylinder resleeved by Past Parts, and it has performed faultlessly over a few 000 miles. It cost c£150 though, but to my mind a resleeved original is better than a cheap foreign one. What colour is the plastic band on your cylinder?

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Thanks Dave. It's a red tag on mine. Unfortunately the plastic tank got cracked removing it to change the rubbers  and had to be sealed with JB weld so I doubt it will be worth repairing...but id rather keep it origonal spec if i can rather than go down the Land Rover route

43 minutes ago, DaveWheats said:

I had my master cylinder resleeved by Past Parts, and it has performed faultlessly over a few 000 miles. It cost c£150 though, but to my mind a resleeved original is better than a cheap foreign one. What colour is the plastic band on your cylinder?

 

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Past Parts supplied a new tank with mine.

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2 minutes ago, DaveWheats said:

Past Parts supplied a new tank with mine.

 

Thanks I will give them a try, did your master cylinder  come back all ready to fit ?

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1 hour ago, Cortina1975 said:

 

Thanks I will give them a try, did your master cylinder  come back all ready to fit ?

Yes absolutely straight from the box onto the car. On another forum somebody complained that theirs started leaking, but was fixed FOC.

Give it a day or two to see if anybody else on here has any comments.

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Just to update this  saga..and give a hat tip to Past Parts!

 

They sorted me out with a new old stock master cylinder to replace mine with a damaged tank. Not that cheap but worth it to have the origonal type with a new set of seals fitted.

 

Inner wing repainted again, bled up and finally no leaks.!

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Past Parts get my thumbs up :thumbsup: too. Used them a few times now and wouldn't hesitate to in the future. :wine:

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Another vote for PastParts here. They sent me the seals I needed. Getting the tank off without damaging it is a feat in itself but I managed to do it. Here are my posts about it and the link if anyone else needs it. http://www.pastparts.co.uk/

 

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