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Old 10-18-2019, 11:18 PM   #1
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Brake Fluid Cap Leaking

Has anybody had their V6 LFX brake fluid cap leaking?
Like this link.
https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367329


https://www.dormanproducts.com/p-26046-42072.aspx
I`d like to get a Dorman gasket but I can`t put my Aussie car in the drop down box. So don`t know the part number for a 2012 V6 LFX USA car.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:11 PM   #2
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Bought a replacement from the dealership when mine started to leak.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:42 PM   #3
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Yes I did too but would like to try a Dorman gasket for a Camaro 2012 V6 LFX.
But can`t get a part number
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:46 PM   #4
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:38 AM   #5
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Thanks -Don,
I think I`ll get that one.
And see how it goes.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:12 PM   #6
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I've had two V6 Camaros and the cap leaked on both. I ended up making my own gasket with some rubbery sheets I had lying around (the kind of sheets you'd use for a shoe mat, know what I mean?). Just cut out a ring-shaped gasket to fit in the cap and has been fine since.
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Old 10-26-2019, 05:28 PM   #7
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I've had two V6 Camaros and the cap leaked on both. I ended up making my own gasket with some rubbery sheets I had lying around (the kind of sheets you'd use for a shoe mat, know what I mean?). Just cut out a ring-shaped gasket to fit in the cap and has been fine since.
I might try that.
The OEM gasket has a slit and the Dorman does not.
So the ring gasket you made makes sense.
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:23 AM   #8
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I had this issue as well and had the dealership replace the entire reservoir and cap, at my expense. The leaking brake fluid bubbled the paint under the reservoir, onto the outer wheel well inside the engine compartment. Dealership blamed an aftermarket billet cap I had installed that contained the OEM gasket, so it is interesting that others have had this problem. I am facing an additional $300 cost to repaint the wheel well area under the hood.
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:21 AM   #9
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I had this issue as well and had the dealership replace the entire reservoir and cap, at my expense. The leaking brake fluid bubbled the paint under the reservoir, onto the outer wheel well inside the engine compartment. Dealership blamed an aftermarket billet cap I had installed that contained the OEM gasket, so it is interesting that others have had this problem. I am facing an additional $300 cost to repaint the wheel well area under the hood.
Sorry to hear Tony,
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:36 PM   #10
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Had mentioned it to the service advisor last time I took my car in for another issue all they did was wipe down the brake fluid and said they didn’t see a issue.

Tried the mod of adding a piece of plastic cut out to fit inside the cap it still leaked.

Replaced the gasket still leaked.

Bought aftermarket cnc’d aluminum brake reservoir cap it’s been over a year no more leaking.
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