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Can I fit a repair kit for the master brake cylinder without removing the cylinder? I would take out the brake paddle and try to install the repair kit...
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I've searched long and hard without any success for a seal repair kit for the Bendix master cylinder, so if you know where to get one please let me know!
From the search results it appears there may be several types and manufacturers of brake master cylinders used in the Spider. Most of the results told me I had a different one to the one which was fitted from new.
There's a front chamber and a rear chamber, so I would think the cyclinder needs to be removed completely. Picture attached of the bits after complete dismantling if it's of any help.
 

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Thx very much for your replies and pictures. This is very helpfull. Seems to be possible with the Bosch cylinder? If I undo the clip it would be possible to lift everything out from the top with a magnet.
Now I have to find out what type of cylinder I have. If its a Bendix, it would not be possible I think. gtv tb ph2

@ rod, try Autodoc to find the repair kit. Or you can buy a new cylinder for pocco dineros at their shop.
 

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Thx very much for your replies and pictures. This is very helpfull. Seems to be possible with the Bosch cylinder? If I undo the clip it would be possible to lift everything out from the top with a magnet.
Now I have to find out what type of cylinder I have. If its a Bendix, it would not be possible I think. gtv tb ph2

@ rod, try Autodoc to find the repair kit. Or you can buy a new cylinder for pocco dineros at their shop.
Autodoc were the first in my extensive quest, what's worrying is that like other distributors they show a picture of the "correct" part which looks nothing like the original part that Alfa installed, so I wouldn't like to risk it.
Repair kit specialists have all told me there is not a kit available, however I may try the Frenkit D1334 which is for the same Bendix bore size so may fit and is only about £13. If I do I will report back.
 

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You have to enter the chatroom on their website and ask with your VIN-number.
 

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I'm really interested in this thread.

Assuming you do find a repair kit, will it be possible to clean the bore before re-assembly?
 

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I think you can always put a rag in it. But the cylinder is normally clean on the normal travel positions of the piston. Mine is leaking a little bit after bleeding the brakes. Needed extended travel for bleeding the brakes. This is a bad method. I bought a vacuum pump for later, much better.
 
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