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Brake Fluid Loss



A while back there was a post by someone saying that their brake fluid
level was slowly going down, requiring regular top ups.
I've had a similar thing, but only requiring a small top up every
couple of months and then not much so I was never too fussed about it
relating to about a teaspoonful of usage every couple of months.
However over the weekend the seals on one of the rear calipers went in
a spectacular fashion resulting in little or no braking. Foruntately
they let go in a car park, otherwise it could have been extremely
So, the moral of the story is, if you are loosing brake fluid, check
all the pipework as expected and also remove the brake pads on each
corner to see if there is any leakage from the caliper - if you see the
slightest amount of dampness around the pistons strip down and replace
the seals.
Fortunately I have a spare seal kit lying around from an Milners order
a while back so will be back up and running this weekend.
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift