[T3] Houston, we have ignition!

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Sun Jul 31 09:54:47 PDT 2011

On 31 Jul 2011 at 12:31, Dave Hall wrote:

> I guess a fluid leak would be more obvious in a carpeted car, as it
> would soak through to the surface.

The carpets have a coating on the underside which keeps the fluid 
from soaking thru. Plus, the damping pads stuck to the pan tend to 
keep the carpet slightly above the floor. This is all good, because 
normal brake fluid is nasty stuff, and would probably stain the 
carpet if it soaked in.  

I usually smell it first, but I have to pull back the carpet  and 
look for signs of wetness. I'll usually poke around with a finger, 
too, just in case the wetness hasn't progressed out far enough to 
see. It's also just barely possible to get a finger under the "weep" 
hole in the MC boot to feel for a drip there.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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