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quick question my hotchkiss has a glass brake fluid reservoir fitted behind carb is this normal or has someone fitted it before my ownership the glass is breaking at the threads to screw lid on & off. or is it a remote reservoir someone has fitted for checking the level easier ! and also checking around the jeep ive found my brake lights are not working and all other electrics are fine am i right in thinking this is a common fault and its probally the brake light switch thats screwed into the master cylinder above the heatshield under jeep ! await answers , :undecided:

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my master cylinder is through an inspection hatch in the footwell from memory, its a bit of a pig to get to, i put dot 4 fluid in :-)

 

 

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The pressure switch is mounted on the front of the master cylinder, ahead of the brake pipe fitting. A bit of a pain to get to and needing the brakes re-bleeding each time it is changed. I've had two switches fail, possibly due to the 24 volts running through the Hotchkiss system, rather than the original 6v. Mine doesn't have any secondary brake fluid tank, nor does any Willys or Ford I've seen, so I'm guessing it's been modded by a previous owner.

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definately a later addition.

 

The master cylinder is such a *###** to get to and check levels , it was probably done to make it easier. Especially when bleeding the brakes.

 

Doug

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My Hotchkiss has the glass reservoir you describe and I think it was a fairly common mod in the French Army.

 

Ian

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thanks for your replies mine has the glass resevoir but breaking around cap will get another one to replace it same as said its alot easier too keep an eye on the fluid level and dot 4 fluid sounds good then ! ;)

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