Lotus Elan

Pressure Differential Warning Valve, AKA Brake fail warning

PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:20 pm

Does anyone know the origin of the brake fail warning valve on the dual circuit cars or a source of a rebuild kit for one. It looks Triumphish.

Mine worked perfectly well 38 years ago when took the car off the road and put it in storage but probably could use a rebuild before it goes back onto the car. It's hell being your own DPO. :lol:
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:45 pm

I think it was widely used and if not available from a Lotus parts supply one of the Triumph/MG (British Victoria, Moss Motors etc) supplier will likely have it .
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PostPost by: elansprint » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:00 pm

Bud have a look at triumph stag and compare Rimmer brothers have a US office now
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:12 pm

Looks like they have repair kits (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-155071RK) & used ones for sale...(https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-155071U)

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PostPost by: Bud English » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:40 pm

Thanks guys. Jackpot is right. A rebuild kit is exactly what I need. I doubt the valve gets much actual wear.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:19 am

Bud English wrote:Thanks guys. Jackpot is right. A rebuild kit is exactly what I need. I doubt the valve gets much actual wear.

If it does you have bigger issues...
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