Brake Master Cylinder Problem Fixed

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    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    My brake master cylinder has been leaking slowly and since today was dry and warm enough to work on the problem I went at it. Checked all the brake lines from the reservoir to the MC and all were good. Then checked all the brake bleeder screws and they were good. Checked the brake lines into each brake cylinder and found the nut to the right rear brake cylinder was cracked. I’ve replaced the brake line and serviced the brake system and did another bleed. We’ll see how it goes after I install the new wiring harnesses from Rebel Wiring.

     

    Will report as soon as I’m done. Until then, Happy Valentines everyone. Remember to show yer TDR a little love! 🙂 🙂

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #306494
    toller
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    @toller

    Allen
    Any idea how the nut was damaged and how long you have been just adding fluid to the reservoir

    David B Dixon
    Port Perry ON CA
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    #306498
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Must have been about 5 months since I changed the MC and bled the brakes. The nut is actually the connector that threads into the brake cylinder from the brake hose. I refilled the reservoir every 5-6 weeks. It never went down all the way just down about 1/4 inch below the full line. The nut was cracked at the portion where the threads start just below the hex part of the nut. I must have overtightened it at one point. Brake cylinder threads were ok and the new tube from brake hose to brake cylinder threaded right in and all is good now. I’ll be keeping an eye on it weekly for a bit to make sure it doesn’t return.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

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