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Offline elcaminokid

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Master cylinder identification for rebuild
« on: Sunday,November 12, 2017, 05:37:47 AM »
Hi all,
Last time I drove my Europa, the brake pedal was a bit spongy.
Today I decided to breek the brakes.
However, when I lifted the front end of the car, it looked like the master cylinder was leaking a little. I think a rebuild may be in order.

But...
To find the correct rebuild kit, I need to know which master cylinder is installed. I don't think it's original, but I've seen 'girling' on the bottom of the reservoir.
I could make a fuzzy picture of (part of) the casting number and the plastic tag. Does anyone have a cross reference table?

Thanks!

Offline jbcollier

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Re: Master cylinder identification for rebuild
« Reply #1 on: Sunday,November 12, 2017, 06:35:05 AM »
Before trying to order a kit, take it apart and check the condition of the bore.

Offline Grumblebuns

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Re: Master cylinder identification for rebuild
« Reply #2 on: Sunday,November 12, 2017, 06:37:19 AM »
The S2 and TC have different Girling MCs installed, which Europa do you have. Also I'm assuming the leak is from the rear of the MC?

Edit:Just noticed that you're located on the other side and probably don't have a federal Europa, so never mind.
« Last Edit: Sunday,November 12, 2017, 07:29:44 AM by Grumblebuns »

Offline elcaminokid

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Re: Master cylinder identification for rebuild
« Reply #3 on: Sunday,November 12, 2017, 08:02:17 AM »
The S2 and TC have different Girling MCs installed, which Europa do you have. Also I'm assuming the leak is from the rear of the MC?

Edit:Just noticed that you're located on the other side and probably don't have a federal Europa, so never mind.

Other side of the pond, but it is a Federal S2 alright :)
May be a stock S2 MC after all (reservoir is same as in your photo), although I don't have the extra 'thingy' on top of the reservoir.

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Re: Master cylinder identification for rebuild
« Reply #4 on: Monday,November 13, 2017, 06:16:20 AM »
That aluminum canister is the SOVY, low fluid level warning level switch. The federal S2 master cylinder has the 0.70" cylinder bore.

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Re: Master cylinder identification for rebuild
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday,November 14, 2017, 12:12:36 PM »
That aluminum canister is the SOVY, low fluid level warning level switch. The federal S2 master cylinder has the 0.70" cylinder bore.

Superb, thanks!