hydraulic reservoir rubber t-piece

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hydraulic reservoir rubber t-piece

Post by rutter123 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:05 pm

which i think is the 2nd one back from the front, has a plastic pipe which feeds partially thru the bulkhead bonnet seal-does this have a one way valve inside? the one on the estate has been "butchered" with an array of "bodge"
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Re: hydraulic reservoir rubber t-piece

Post by Jaba » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:26 pm

The one way valve is just a ball bearing in the elbow onto the reservoir. It is on the return line from the front struts and can be seen if you peer into a detached elbow.
I am not at all convinced that it is necessary and that it even works on an old and worn elbow as they all will be these days.
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Re: hydraulic reservoir rubber t-piece

Post by kiwi » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:44 am

Are you talking about the t-piece on the top of the LHM cap? If so the on my TXD has an amazing piece of engineering that I should really post in the FB group.
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Re: hydraulic reservoir rubber t-piece

Post by KevR » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:55 am

Mine hasn't had the T-piece for well over 100,000 miles nopw - just a short piece of rubber hose straight into the cap top. Doesn't seem to make the slightest difference one way or the other.
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Re: hydraulic reservoir rubber t-piece

Post by rutter123 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:20 pm

Have replaced it with a 6mm to 2x 4mm t piece seems ok as the original t piece was perished . A cheap 99p fix.
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