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Old 11-25-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Brake fluid leak

Hi all, just was wondering if anybody has experienced brake fluid leaking from the reservoir. My dealer has replaced the cap twice and now I'm going to bring it back for a third time. Thye are going to have to replace the resevoir now I presume. My Camaro is 2SS/RS package
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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Do you have a M6 if so it will not be aball to fix it that way, It because the brake and Clutch are in one reservoir, You need to split the 2 and get a reservoir that can be closed.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:13 AM   #3
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Yeh mine leaks too.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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mines been leaking also i bought it that way i didnt noticed till i got home and oppend the hood. i cant find anything wrong with it but could someone give me any suggestions.... :/
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:42 PM   #5
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I have a slight leak. Service mgr said it was overfilled so he took some fluid out. Looks ok-so far.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:47 PM   #6
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If you have a M6 car its the fact that the top is not air tight it will always leak.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:24 PM   #7
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Umm a master cylinder that leaks is not acceptable. There is a problem somewhere.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:32 PM   #8
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Yea I have a v6 rs and the cap is leaking.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:30 PM   #9
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Can you guys please clarify leaking?

I ask because a vented cap will have a trace of fluid around it. That is not leaking. It is breathing. If you have a wet reservoir that would not be breathing. It would be leaking

Who has breathing residue?
Who has a wet bottle?

Can you post pictures so we can all compare wet bottles?
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:42 PM   #10
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I have brake fluid around the edge of the reservoir below the cap so why have any residue awaywhere wether it's just breathing or not.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:51 PM   #11
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The brake fluid comes out of the vent more as a vapor than fluid. The vapor gets on the cap and leaves what I would refer to as a film. If you looked at my reservoir it would look like the top third had a bit of Armour All on it with a trace in the molding / tank seam. It isn't leaking. It is breathing.

The reason for the vent is expansion from cold to hot and contraction from hot to cold. That is why the system is not sealed.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:58 PM   #12
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Like this Pete.



That to me is a leak, But don't have vary much after i put a remote clutch reservoir.
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Like this Pete.


Yes sir except I wash mine more often becuase of the shows I attend or we would be twins.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:37 PM   #14
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That was after 2 weeks of DD only
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That was after 2 weeks of DD only
Like I said, I go to a lot of shows. You could literally eat out of my engine compartment. I am such a picky bastXXX that I am only satisfied when I clean it myself. I need to get a life. My new definition of success is not that glamorous. I will know that I am a success when I have a person that does nothing but keep my cars detailed to my standards.

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