Re: New-ish brakes leaking, cylinder failure? - Series 3
On 27 Nov 2005 09:23:06 -0800, "ChelseaTractor"
>It looks like one of my recently replaced brake cylinders (full set +
>pads installled <1000 miles ago) has sprung a leak. I need to get it
>sorted ASAP for a long trip. Is it likely I'll need another new
>cylinder, or are there other common failures that are easy to spot and
>to fix? I don't have the tools or skills to DIY the cylinder itself.
>It's definitely leaking over the tyre into the road, while the car is
>stationary. I presumed it was coming from inside the drum, but thinking
>about it I guess a leaking hose would have the same effect (no push to
>the cylinder= no braking=pull to the right).
>I'm curious: does this suggest the job was done badly last time, or am
>I just unlucky?
Have you checked it's not the bleed nipple or hose that have come
loose? If it's leaking on a new wheel cylinder after 1000 miles then
it sounds like you've either got a dodgy cylinder, or you've bought
(had fitted) cheap pattern parts, which i find have a failure rate of
about 25%. (Which is why i buy genuine brake parts, not pattern)