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Fulla
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Brake Fluid Leak Reply with quote

I noticed that my brake resevoir in the front boot looked to have leaked. I am assuming this isn't normal?

The picture shows the fluid in the top. I am hopeful this will only mean the replacement of the screw cap?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest cleaning it up with paper towels and then monitoring it to see if it comes back.

Im wondering if some fluid has been spilt when a brake fluid change or topping up has been done.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you recently had your brake pads changed? If so then fluid will have been pushed back into the resevior when the old pads were spread to remove them.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

decgraham wrote:
Have you recently had your brake pads changed? If so then fluid will have been pushed back into the resevior when the old pads were spread to remove them.

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No, pads last year I think. It might be nothing but I have noticed one of the brake warning lights stays on after start up. Only for a short time but wondered if that combined with the fluid meant I might need a new screen top.
I think they are about £25 which isn't too painful so I might clean it up ad replace it any how.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Brake fluid leak Reply with quote

Fulla

Do you have a C4s, if so it may be the accumalator (That the green spherical thing in the boot. Mine did the same as you are explaining, I first of all changed the gasket on the resivoir cap. You might want to strip the boot carpet out and see if there is any spillage.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reservoir looks to be completely full hence the fluid trying to get out via the filling point.
Since there should be an air gap, it would suggest, fluid has been forced back in there. It’s not just a cap seal issue.

More digging needed.. 🙂
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