>Right now, I'm having a parts problem, and I think there might be a foreign car vs IH vocabulary problem. He
>says it needs what's called an "expansion brake unit" (what it says on the invoice), or if I heard him right on
>the phone, a "suspension" or "supression valve" and it's up to me to find it of course. I didn't write it down,
>grrr...! It's slowly leaking brake fluid out of the rear resevoir.
Those names aren't ringing any bells, but most of the parts of your brake system should be available
at your local NAPA store. The parts that NAPA doesn't carry can usually be mailordered from the
Light Line dealers. If you describe the part and it's location, I or others here might be able to put
a more common name on it (that might help the NAPA guy find it too). Expansion Brake Unit
sounds sort of like the power brake booster (the roundish soccer-ball sized thing that the master
cylinder bolts to), but that shouldn't be involved in a fluid leak. If it's leaking from the master
cylinder (where the reservours are) then the master cylinder is usually replaced or rebuilt as a
unit. If it's leaking at the rear wheel(s), then the wheel cylinder(s) are usually replaced or rebuilt
as a unit. There's also a proportioning valve that mounts below the master cylinder (the two metal
brake lines from the master cylinder go into it, and the three metal brake lines that go to the
wheels come out of it - don't know if they are available new, but used ones are easy to find.
Scouts West is a club for Scout owners, and the main chapter is in Fullerton - I'll bet they
could help you find someone near you who works on Scouts - see http://www.scoutswest.com
Scouts West also has an email list that you could post the question to - info is at
Hope this helps.