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Brake repairs

ag4ever

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I am working on getting the Overlander road worthy, and first stop (no pun intended) is BRAKES.

The current master cylinder has these clear sight bowls on the side. Any idea on if this was stock, or if it was an Aussie thing?

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Another interesting thing is how they used tubing to bring the brake lines from the left to the right instead of using lines along the right frame rail.

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ag4ever

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So, now I have to decide to rebuild or replace the master cylinder.

Also interesting is the brake fluid was all green. Apparently, brake fluid is clear, blue or green in Oz.
 

Mancunian

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The brake lines are the same in the postal. I guess it meant that they could use the standard brake system and just have a joint above the proportioning valve keeping most of the system the same.

Sure it's not DOT5 fluid? - that's kind of purple though.
 

ag4ever

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Not purple, definitely green. I’ll try to get a pic of the fluid I pulled from it tomorrow.

Any ideas on if the sight glass was a Jeep thing or an Oz thing?
 
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