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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-04, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing master cylinder

The rear seal on my gf's master cylinder is PISSING out. I'll need to replace it soon, what's the deal with refilling the brake fluid after I've ripped it off? Obviously I'll have to bleed the lot of them (ooooh fun!)?

Also, can master cylinder rebuild kits be had for not much money? Or am I better off just getting a new one from Repco? Or perhaps a change over reco one?

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Re: Replacing master cylinder

First of all you will need to bleed the new master cylinder. I did this by installing it without the brake lines attached & then bleeding it. Then you will need to bleed all four calipers.

Not sure about the rebuild kits, my new master cylinder cost around $200.

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Re: Replacing master cylinder

All i did was disconect the lines and pumped the fluid out.
Just dont when you've got the master Cylinder off Rob, just drain it, pull it off then whack the new one on.
Then bleed the lines, get your girlfriend to help, its her car.
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Yeah, I'll make her get her hands dirty. I remember how much manual bleeding sucks, I'm used to vacuum bleeding, so easy. Anyone got a compressor they want to lend me? haha sure.

But she's a dental nurse, she'll probably make me work on my own teeth. Excess coke does wonders for them!
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Hahahah, yes Vacuum bleeding is very nice, but a luxury at home.
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