|09/03/2005 08:46:31||helen||Hi the seals on my clutch cylinder have gone on my saab 96 v4 1967, any one know what type i need and where do i get them?
|09/03/2005 13:30:36||Alistair||Helen - master or slave cylinder? Either way, you should still be able to get these from any decent motor factors - they might want to know the manufacturer of said part (Girling, Lockheed, etc) as the early ones like yours had a slightly different master cylinder (the bit under the reservoir, not the bit at the gearbox end), I can't remember which was which. They should be able to look up in suppliers' catalogue. There are often repair kits or complete slaves on eBay too.|
|09/03/2005 14:15:21||helen||thanks alistair ,
Bit of a girlly when it comes to mechanics , its not leaking bear the reservoir, but down in the main body of the clutch near where the bleed nipple is? are they expensive?
|09/03/2005 14:28:12||Senor Burt||Repair kits are dead cheap (less then £5?). Are they not still available new?
It's the slave cylinder you're talking about. It's 1/2 an hour of a job for a decent mechanic assuming the cylinder is fit to be re-sealed. If not, I'm sure someone out there's got a good used one.
|12/03/2005 00:32:34||simon||Dear Bert,
I wish you would post the details of your mechanic up here!
Have a look on Ebay Helen, I've seen a few new OS units lately.
|12/03/2005 11:26:06||Senor Burt||2 bolts, undo the pipe, undo a circlip, clean up, fit new seals, reassemble, refit, bleed. As I said, with the right tools and an experienced mechanic, 1/2 an hour of a job. Why would it take any longer? For the home mechanic where time is not as much an issue it will probably take longer, but is easily do-able in an hour.|
|12/03/2005 17:10:36||ian meakin||make sure the bores are ok..waste of time otherwise...|