BRAKING ISSUES

  • Tiny
  • MichaelFC
  • 1973 Mini

Good day,

I have a leyland mini 1275, I purchased the vehicle recently and after two days of use, when pressing the brake pedal down, it would lose pressure and brakes would not work. I assumed this was a master cylinder issue and after no success myself I then took it in for repairs, they said it needs to be replaced. Now unfortunately I cannot find a new master cylinder here in south africa, I managed to get hold of an opel corsa 1.4i master cylinder which will be able to work in the mini as far as I can tell, however when the piston in the master cylinder is pushed in, fluid leaks out the bottom, I dont know how a opels master cylinder works so I am not sure if this is normal or not, if so I guess it wont work on the mini.

Is there any other solution, or master cylinder that could replace my old one?

Michael

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 3:39 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Sounds like the piston seals-Try using a rebuild kit

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 5:25 PM
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  • MichaelFC
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I did replace the seals, however still had the same problem, I then sent it in because I thought maybe I damaged one of the seals when putting the new ones in, but when they replaced the seals, it still had the same problem. Any other suggestions perhaps?

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 10:05 PM
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  • rasmataz
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You gonna have to Goggle it, hoping you get lucky that has it-Good Luck

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 10:18 PM
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  • MichaelFC
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Believe it or not I am currently busy googling it, trying to find some sort of a solution.

Thanks For the feedback

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 10:24 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Your welcome

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 11:15 PM
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  • MichaelFC
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Can you explain to me the difference between a diagonal split system( third in the image below) and a front to rear split system( fourth in the image below). Will the front to rear split system work to replace the diagonal split system in my mini?

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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 11:23 AM
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  • rasmataz
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One way to find out hook it up and see if it'll work

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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 11:55 AM
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  • MichaelFC
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That is the easiest option I guess, however its quite a bit of money to spend if it doesnt work

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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 12:19 PM
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  • rasmataz
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My problem here is I don't have this vehicle's references to detemine its brake system-Sorry

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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 11:06 PM

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