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87 S10 proportioner valve.

Alright, you aoutomotive Guru's, maybe you can help me with this.
I have an 87 S10 2.8 V6 automatic. Front disk, rear drum brakes.
The proportioner valve is leaking. The leak is coming from one of two places. Right where the round threaded piece with the O-ring connects to the main body on the rear of the valve. (one of the lines from the master cylinder hooks up to the rear of this round piece.)
Now, its eithe coming from around the threaded area, (bad O ring?) or just behind that is a round indention with a small (3/16'' across) rubber disk. This disk has a **** right in the center. (about 1/8'' across)
I don't know if this **** is supposed to be there, or if thats where my leak is.
Ive been told that the proportioner valve is hard to find new.
What is this round (brass) device called, and can these be purchased new?
This indention with the round disk is about 1/4'' to 3/8'' from the threads that go into the main valve body.
Next question. Can this valve be rebuit? Should I try replacing just the O-ring (it looks intact and in fairly decent shape) or are there other iterms to be replaced in addition to the O-ring?

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I DONT KNOW IF ANYONE MAKES A KIT TO REBUILD.I would check on a new one.or used remember regular o rings will get ate up by the brake fluid

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