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Brake Master Cylinder needed 1999 GTV 2.0

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I need a Brake Master Cylinder for my 1999 GTV 2.0. I purchased one from Car Factors UK (part number LPR1984) but it larger than the one taken out. Have also contacted a couple of other companies who have sent the same incorrect part. I don't know if it is because my car is an import, sounds unlikely.

I'm reliably informed that the part number is Bosch 0 204 123 523. Can anyone help, or has one broken from another GTV?

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I have one on the drive mate, ph1 1998 GTV twinspark, i am just getting ready to send her for scrap, master cylinder is still there..
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Cheers mate - any way of getting it off? Liverpool's a long way...

Also, I'm no expert on the development of the models, but mine's a phase two, reckon it'll fit? Although I am thinking that as mine's an early ph 2 , maybe it's not got the same an master cylinder as the later ones and that's why I got the wrong one sent.

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Hi

I need a Brake Master Cylinder for my 1999 GTV 2.0. I purchased one from Car Factors UK (part number LPR1984) but it larger than the one taken out. Have also contacted a couple of other companies who have sent the same incorrect part. I don't know if it is because my car is an import, sounds unlikely.

I'm reliably informed that the part number is Bosch 0 204 123 523. Can anyone help, or has one broken from another GTV?

Thanks a lot

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Cheers mate - any way of getting it off? Liverpool's a long way...

Also, I'm no expert on the development of the models, but mine's a phase two, reckon it'll fit? Although I am thinking that as mine's an early ph 2 , maybe it's not got the same an master cylinder as the later ones and that's why I got the wrong one sent.

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I will remove the one on the car and take a picture and check what numbers are on it..
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I will remove the one on the car and take a picture and check what numbers are on it..
Personally I only ever fit new hydraulic parts, you just never know how long a secondhand unit is going to last.
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Personally I only ever fit new hydraulic parts, you just never know how long a secondhand unit is going to last.

It is a fair point, but for 20 + a few quid post it's a good start..
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Personally I only ever fit new hydraulic parts, you just never know how long a secondhand unit is going to last.
You can always try 'Nelson Stokes' for a reseal kit..

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Thanks a lot guys.

Wayne if you could check that part out it's be really useful. I'd be more than happy to pay 20 plus post for it. Please let me know when you reckon you'll be able to do it.

Failing that, will get the new one Attol suggested.

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Thanks a lot guys.

Wayne if you could check that part out it's be really useful. I'd be more than happy to pay 20 plus post for it. Please let me know when you reckon you'll be able to do it.

Failing that, will get the new one Attol suggested.

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So long as I finish work at a reasonable time I will get onto it tonight..
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Nice one, thanks. The unit that I took out of the car is 6" long, had "B X A@" stamped on the side and "o22 .22 1779C" on the end. The one I got delivered is 7 3/4" long.

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Right so i have removed the Master Cylinder......it is a Bendix, numbers are;
on one side........Bendix A GH190
ont tother side....28A 7o03 60216

The picture was taken at a funny angle making the tape look out of place, i had a look at the website that one of the posters highlighted showing a new m/cyl, approx 115, that is not a GTV m/cyl, a quick search on the website revealed the correct one, looks just like a new version of the one i have removed..



now it measures 6 1/2 inches from cylinder end to cylinder end,,not including the plunger...
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I take it you had an empty engine bay wayne? I have found its removal to be the worst job EVER on a GTV/Spider with engine and interior including dash in place.
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I take it you had an empty engine bay wayne? I have found its removal to be the worst job EVER on a GTV/Spider with engine and interior including dash in place.

No mate the only things removed from the bay are under engine stuff and air intakes, i have a wonder tool (insert happy partner jokes..)
Snap on mini ratchet with mini extender with a flexi head, removed pipes and hoses first then not bad at all, i got the throttle cables out without removing plenum/injection..
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o/p mentions the car is an import, I dont suppose its a left hooker?

Mine looks like Waynes but with a little less patina!
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If wayne's is not the one, try Alfashop.
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Cheers Wayne - the one you've taken out looks exactly the same as the one Car Factors sent me, unfortunately not the same as the one taken off my car. For that Attolspider sent the link for is the one, will go on the website and buy it. Will post a photo tomorrow so you can see it.

Bit of a strange one that there should be different Master Cylinders on the cars, especially as yours is phase 1 and is the same as the phase 2 I bought. It must be due to mine being an import.

Thanks a lot for your help, really appreciate it.
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Hi Wayne, sorry for the delay. Here's the photo of the master cylinder taken out of the car... length on photo is a bit misleading, it's actually 6" long in total (which I believe is the average length of most men's cylinder)....
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I wonder, as the one you were sent and mine are the 'wrong' ones, maybe yours has been replaced in the past by that one of yours and is not the one it left the factory with, mine is also an import as it was bought by a soldier in Germany before coming over here..
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Could be... guess we'll never know. A one the same as the one I took out should be arriving tomorrow. Really hope it's the same one.

Thanks a lot for your help tho, cheers.
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