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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-29-2018, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow GMPP brake reservoir photos needed...10/29/2018

I am researching the GMPP brake reservoir and need to have images showing it alone, as not installed in a car. A 360 series of photos would be ideal. Only thing I can find is with the reservoir in place, looking obliquely at it.

There may be a source available but I'm not wanting to spend the money for a door stop if it's not the correct piece. Even if you have one in your car, a front view and side views showing its attachment to the master cylinder and any details would be great.

I believe the securing screw and the sealing plugs are identical to the regular reservoir. The reservoir, leveling sensor and cap appear unique to the GMPP piece.

Thanks for any help. I'll share what I can confirm.

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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-30-2018, 09:30 AM
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If you found a source for the extra capacity brake reservoir, I would be very interested in obtaining one.

Tom, when he was still at Crate Engines, searched for the reservoir but he was unable to locate one.
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post #3 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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I need a straight on view (front) of the GMPP reservoir showing the level sensor to determine if the information I have is correct. If it is I will then publish where I believe it may be found. The Solstice Performance book shows the fill cap extension but not the GMPP reservoir, if I am not mistaken. There have to be photos somewhere...

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https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/999349-post1.html

See that search icon up there on the right top of the page?

This is about the 3rd result for "brake reservoir".

There are other pictures in this thread: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/2069889-post9.html

Opel and Vauxhaull partnumbers in this message: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/2070089-post13.html

GM Part # 93172093

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I have to ask:

What benefit does this bit provide?
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Keeps the brake fluid from spilling into the engine compartment when the brake fluid gets hot and expands. Also slightly more capacity.
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I'm also interested in a US source for the reservoir or extension.
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I searched that part number on Google and it shows up on several GM Parts sites. I place it in the cart and when I go to the cart, all the sites say "out of stock"

I had Tom at Crate Engines, when he was still there, search and he was unable to locate the part. He said that most of the GM part sites are not kept current.

I tried ordering from a UK Opel part site and no luck there.

I did the searching last year. Probably should try again, but I'll wait to see if Safari 4501 has any luck.
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Keeps the brake fluid from spilling into the engine compartment when the brake fluid gets hot and expands. Also slightly more capacity.
Yeah, the stock reservoir always made a mess during autocross runs. The GMPP one was great.

At this stage, it'd probably be easier to have a machine shop duplicate the cap extension adapter from the book.

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Arrow The 93172093 Brake Fluid Reservoir + approx 10 weeks

Just getting over the 1918 flu I ended up with after Thanksgiving until the other night and wanted to share what I found for illustrations of the brake fluid reservoirs. If we were in Europe we could go to a Saab, Vauxhall or Opel dealership and buy a case of them. Isn't going to happen in the US. It's designated for RHD, but in our application that means nothing.

Anyone making a trip?

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I wonder of a Camaro reservoir would fit.

Hell, I'd be happy with a non-vented lid. Might just print one.

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I just emailed Dave at DDM asking if he can source either the extension cap or Opel reservoir for us. Will see what he says.
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I'd be very interested in getting two of those, brake fluid reservoir is also the clutch fluid for us manual transmission guys.
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Yes, I'd get two in a heartbeat. Like I said, it's the same p/n for Saab, Vauxhall and Opel, so surely they are just taking up space somewhere in Europe, probably over by the boxes of Kappa plus size door mirrors. Wouldn't that drive some people crazy...on close-out at 15 USD each.

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RedOne07 is supposedly in Europe and should be able to check
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