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Re: Leaky Brake Fluid Reservoir

MSV96 wrote:

> The Obvious--I'm sure most of us already know brake fluid eats paint...be VERY
> careful when doing this job cuz you will be bathing in it!!!!!
> Lots of rags (thanks Steve B.) are required.

I also always keep a bucketful of water nearby whenever I pressure bleed
the brakes/clutch.

> After putting this all back together I was amazed anyone actualy puts pressure
> to the reservoir top for pressure bleeding...I could see it blowing off and
> spraying fluid everywhere with just a little too much pressure--be forwarned!!!

Yep, it does. I machined an Al ring with and serrated it's outer
surface, then press fitted it over the reservoir cap/tire stem, that I
use in my home built pressure bleeder. I filled the segmental openings
between the round inner surface of the Al ring and the flats on the
outer surface of the plastic reservoir cap with Armstrong A-12 epoxy.
The car hasn't popped off since.
Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- FINALLY!
Philadelphia, PA