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Thread: Brake Fluid Leak From Vacume Booster

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    Angry Brake Fluid Leak From Vacume Booster

    Well with 4 days till the french off road trip my VX is pissing out brake fluid.

    what i dont understand is that its coming from between the fire wall and the booster, not the booster and the master cylinder??? I dont see how fluid is getting back there, normally if theres a leak in the piston it comes out the front of the booster doesnt it?? I cant even see a booster on ebay, just the master cylinders...

    ANYONE had a similar problem or can shed some light on the situation??

    I may try a garage in the morning but i'm not equiped to strip the brakes, get the part and bleed the brakes on my own... ARGHHHHH
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    just spoke to greasemonkey (thanks mate!!!) and master cylinder is DEAD! trying to source another

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    Sounds like you're destined to be in town to go to the museum with Wifey & I on Saturday.


    Put a smiley after you say that Bub.

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    Ouch! Thats a bummer James!

    Milner have one - assuming its the same as the Trooper one?

    http://www.milneroffroad.com/categor...?cID=11736&p=2 Next day delivery

    Its not cheap, but you get around 15% off by being a FWDC member: http://forum.fourwheeldriveclub.com/...hp?f=132&t=727

    Alternatively theres a few on eBay

    Good luck James!
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    I have one for sale as well. The leak you're probably having is between where the rod that attaches your brake pedal to the piston enters the piston chamber, sounds like a seal might have went. Here's a link to my thread.
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    James, I think it needs to be from a 3.2 Trooper... According to the downloadable parts list on here, it's part number 8971780100, which is Trooper 3.2 on this site: http://www.autocarspare.com/catalog/...971780100.html

    Nick

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    The offer from Ascinder would be your best bet, but dunno if he can get it to you in time for France!

    I have bought from him and I'd highly recommend him - Top Man!

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    Thanks for all the help guys, i ordered the milner part to my local garage for tomorrow AM so hopefully the part is correct and they get it done by tomorrow evening, fingers crossed!!!!

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    Its ALIVE !!!!


    After the havoc of trying to source parts and get a garage to do the work at such short notice I picked the ‘fixed’ car up last night but the brakes were crap!! So I took it back this morning and got them to re-bleed them (it would seem they didn’t bother the first time) and its all workin great!!! France here I come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crotchrocket View Post
    So I took it back this morning and got them to re-bleed them (it would seem they didn’t bother the first time) and its all workin great!!! France here I come.
    ....

    Lots of pics please...


    Have a great weekend.

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