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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:58 pm 
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Brake fluid question. My buggy was in storage for 6 months. Brake pedal goes to floor does not stop buggy. I assume brake fluid is out. Silly question--but do you just fill up the canister in the front of the buggy near the wheel well--or do you need to do more? Want to make sure I am also putting fluid in the right reservoir--I assume there is only one plastic reservoir on these buggies?

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 Post subject: Re: brake fluid question
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:46 pm 
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Yes, that's the right reservoir. You will also have to bleed your brakes starting with the wheel farthest from the reservoir.


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 Post subject: Re: brake fluid question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:56 pm 
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If it's out of fluid then you need the check where it's gone. There must be a leak somewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: brake fluid question
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:39 pm 
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Best to pull each drum to see if the cylinders are leaking inside. Brake fluid on the brake shoes will destroy the shoes.


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 Post subject: Re: brake fluid question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:54 am 
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Also check around and under the master cylinder. A leak there can be deceplive as it can leak into the crossmember / Naponean's hat.


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 Post subject: Re: brake fluid question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:58 pm 
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We had this happen one time on the Manxter. The reservoir was empty but had not gotten air in the system, so all we had to do was fill it back up and it was OK. Try that 1st, if you get lucky, you won't have to bleed it. The leak was the brake light switch which we had replaced a few days earlier and not gotten tight enough. Tom


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