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My front master cylinder started leaking fluid which is running down the hand grip. If I take off the lid does the reservoir come off the base. I think it is leaking from under the reservoir. This all started after I was parked in the 90 degree heat one day.
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Well worth doing.

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Hey Chelmbold,



Under the plastic of your reservoir there is an o-ring that seals the plastic of the reservoir to the metal. Your either have a bad o-ring or cracked plastic.



Although you "can" delicately remove the fluid out of the reservoir and then removed the reservoir itself and do a repair, but if you have not done your brakes in a while, you might as well clean the whole master cylinder. Just make sure that the tiny little hole in the MC does not get pluged.



Brian points to a very good article.



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