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Old 03-31-2003, 09:42 AM
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I'm installing a Mitsubishi brake reservoir in my 75 Jag. I've made an adaptor braket an all looks good. My question is I my need to lower the reservoir slightly for hood clearance. My question is does the reservoir need to be above the master cylinder or can the inlets be lower than the reservoir?

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Old 03-31-2003, 10:06 AM
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You can mount them remotely but bleeding can be a bugger if they are not easily lifted up to aid the process. The system is closed so as long as you bleed and then mount it should work fine, many European cars are constructed in this manner.
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The reservoir DOES, however, need to be above the master cylinder. You could get by with having it slightly below, but you'd have to make sure air didn't get in the lines from the reservoir to the master cylinder. Why a Mitsu instead of the Jag master cylinder? The Jag has 90 degree fitting on it, so the bottom of the reservoir can be straight across from the MC. You can get rebuild kits for the Jag MC -- <a href="http://www.jagoutlet.com" target="_blank">www.jagoutlet.com</a> in the US.
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I was looking into a replacement reservoir but it was expensive and it didn't fix a major problem that the Jag reservoir. The Jag res has a cork float in a tube, the cork expands with time and you loose your fluid indication. The Mitsubishi is the same exact size and has 90 degree fittings. The Mits reservoir has a magnetic reed switch that doesn't fail. The Jag resivoir cap was 60 dollars, the mits was 20. for the whole reservoir. I measured from a point on the frame to the center of the brake reservoir fittings. I made an adaptor braket for the Mitsu so that the height was the same. The cap is a little high, I think it will clear but I don't want to slam the hood and take out a new reservoir. I'm also going to need to flush the system because the old fluid is the coplor of watered down coke and there was some black sediment in the old reservoir. I'm going to use DOT 4 fluid in the system. Thanks for the input

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