Vauxhall Agila 1.2 2001 brake problem


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By Quest Carlsbro - Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:49:00 AM
I'm an ex mechanic and this has foxed me! This car had been standing a while when I bought it and was fine for several months.
The brake light came on so I changed the disc pads but it continued to come on and have to be topped up every two weeks.
I have examined all the brake lines, around the servo/master cylinder, inside the car and at each wheel and there is no sign of leakage.
The brakes continue to be good except for the fortnightly top up.
Is it possible for fluid to get into the servo, there is nowhere else for it to go?
Any ideas please?
By DBailey MS - Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:16:23 AM
Into the servo and into Vac pipe to inlet manifold??? Smoke from exhaust???
By stevieturbo - Friday, March 15, 2019 7:29:33 PM
Remove the master from the servo and see if there are signs of leakage there.

I'm sure it's possible, but would be very odd.

But topping up every 2 weeks is a lot of fluid loss, it should be fairly easy to find. Have you had someone press hard on the brakes whilst under the car ( safely ) inspecting all lines ?
By Timbo - Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:33:46 AM
Pull the vacuum hose from the Servo and using a light have a look inside for it being wet (of brake fluid)