Brake fluid loss

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Brake fluid loss

Post by caprixpack » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:49 am

It appears that the GTX is loosing brake fluid. Now I've been under the thing and checked all the calipers and brake lines, they are all dry and in good condition. I've also had the lower footwell trim out and the clutch master cylinder is dry. Is there any chance the slave cylinder could be leaking into the bell housing? Is there any way to check without having to remove it?
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Re: Brake fluid loss

Post by GingerMagic » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:03 am

Drill a hole in the bottom of the bell housing...??
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Re: Brake fluid loss

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:29 am

Never having played with a clutch on these I don't know but Haynes makes it look easy to remove the slave cylinder - remove air filter and all that, unclip the pipes,remove clip (if fitted), push slave cylinder in and turn it 90 degrees anticlockwise, remove.

None of your fancy concentric slave cylinders here!

I'm fairly sure there's a drain at the bottom of the bell housing, in the bottom of the cover plate (which is removable anyway).
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Re: Brake fluid loss

Post by caprixpack » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:36 am

Cheers, when the rain stops I'll have a look.
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Re: Brake fluid loss

Post by Doggy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:33 pm

Not sure if this is practical, but there is a sheet metal cover over the lower part of bell housing that you can clearly see from underneath. Not sure if you can remove or at least loosen it without disturbing much else?

Edit: PS what's rain?
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Re: Brake fluid loss

Post by PeterN » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:38 am

Could be leaking into the brake servo if no sign of a external leak.

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