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Re: Brake Fluid Loss

Subject: Re: Brake Fluid Loss
From: (Graham McCann)
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 09:47:03 +1100
>My '69 BGT is loosing brake fluid.  I can't find any leaks in the usual places 
>and I'm not burning down the brake pads.  I'm thinking it could be leaking 
>into the vacuum servo.  Has anyone had any experience of this?
>Andy Gibson

Yes, it is almost certainly going out through the servo and into the
manifold where it is being burnt.   Strongly recommend you do not drive the
car until the problem is fixed.  The cause will almost certainly be a
perished diaphragm in the servo.  It is also really a job for the specialist
because other seals/O rings may also be damaged and the repair should end
with a vacuum test, which you cannot do.  Brakes are too important to fool
around with.

I am intrigued to note a servo on a 1969 B.  It must have been fittted after
manufacture as I believe they were not standard until about 1973.  If it is
an "orphan" servo then parts may be a problem.

Graham McCann  Rivett, ACT. Australia
06 2889055

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