Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Master Cylinder

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS & FILL





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Fig. Fig. 1 The master brake fluid reservoir (A) is mounted under the luggage compartment lid



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Fig. Fig. 2 Add new brake fluid if the level is not within 1/4 in. of the top of the reservoir

The fluid level in all vehicles should be above the upper seam of the reservoir. Fill the reservoir only with the new, clean heavy-duty brake fluid. If the vehicle is equipped with disc brakes make sure the fluid is marked for use with disc brakes. All fluid used should meet DOT 3, DOT 4, or SAE J1703 specifications.

 
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