Rear brake compensating valve leaking

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Skyelectrix, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Thank you


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  2. Life saver! I was thinking of that but panicked when I went on the samba and heard horror stories of impending doom of brake fluid eating gaskets and certain death!!!
     
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  3. One of the folk on here dismantled and cleaned theirs, with pics. Worth a search. They are strippable.

    Could make your own gasket with some gasket paper, or use sealer.
     
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  4. I made a new o ring unfortunately I could not find a new seal so just cleaned it all up and put it back together and it’s been fine since

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  5. Is the gasket cork or paper?
     
  6. Ah, but if you disconnect it and take it off the bus, it can bolt back on 2 ways. Front and back look the same.
     
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  7. Like Kim Kardashian?
     
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  8. Very thin Paper
     
  9. You know you have it the wrong way when the rear brakes lock on.
     
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  10. The bolt heads face forwards, the brake line from the master cylinder connects to the rear port on the valve and the front port connects to the brakes.
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  11. Nope, the bolt heads go at the front end, as per the picture.
     
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  12. Another vote for rebuilding. I stripped mine, cleared out the forty year old gunk and put back together with the old rubber o ring but a new home made paper gasket, with a light coat of sealant.

    I flatted down the two mating surfaces with wet and dry on a kitchen work top just to help it seal.
     
  13. exactly what i did
     
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  14. Thanks everyone for the massive help! Brilliant as always.

    Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend while you’re all away in your vans sunning yourselves!!
     
  15. Telling @davidoft to stop looking ?
     
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    Ps brake compensator won’t make one brake stick as it’s single line to the rear
     
  17. Nooo....
     
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  18. keep looking please purveyor of the hard to find! I’m not out of the woods yet! I’m pretty sure I’ve got more than 1 problem with the brakes and I haven’t stripped the other side yet. All will become clear tomorrow...I hope...
     
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  19. Don't worry, he wont have started looking yet :)
     
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    It’s mostly thinking time ;)
     

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