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 Post subject: Master Cylinder Q's
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:49 pm 
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Hi guys i am for replacing my master cylinder some time soon because it loses a bit of fluid.

How much would i be looking at for a brand new master cylinder?

Also i have access to U pull it and i had a look there at a Master Cylinder which seems to have not been leaking, now i pumped the pedal about 10 times to the floor and then i had a look and it had lost about 40% of Fluid so it was now sitting just above the "Min" line. When i pump the pedal like that would any master cylinder lose fluid? What are the best way to check to see if one has leaks or not?

Also i am aware that after replacing the Master Cylinder i will have to Bleed the brakes !

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:09 pm 
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Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:19 pm 
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peaandham wrote:
Hi guys i am for replacing my master cylinder some time soon because it loses a bit of fluid.

How much would i be looking at for a brand new master cylinder?

Also i have access to U pull it and i had a look there at a Master Cylinder which seems to have not been leaking, now i pumped the pedal about 10 times to the floor and then i had a look and it had lost about 40% of Fluid so it was now sitting just above the "Min" line. When i pump the pedal like that would any master cylinder lose fluid? What are the best way to check to see if one has leaks or not?

Also i am aware that after replacing the Master Cylinder i will have to Bleed the brakes !


The seals inside your master cyl have had their day and possibly the cyl bore is slightly worn.
Personally I would NOT buy a second hand one as they more than likely have been sitting too long unused and wouldn't be much better than the one you have.

There is a Genuine one you can use but it is expensive at $270.00, maybe Repco or a brake place may be able to assist you? and yes, needs to be bled after replacing the M/Cyl. I would also flush you whole system and get some nice clean fluid like the pic in Asizzy's thread he linked to.
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Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Hey Smurf,
How come Ford charging that much for the Cylinder? The brand from Ford is PBR right? I got mine replaced and bleeded for less then what Ford charged just for the Cylinder :P

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:30 pm 
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asizzy wrote:
Hey Smurf,
How come Ford charging that much for the Cylinder? The brand from Ford is PBR right? I got mine replaced and bleeded for less then what Ford charged just for the Cylinder :P


I guess the reason would be, because they can :D

Seriously though, there are SO many reasons why Ford charge more, they wouldn't tell you though. :D
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Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:13 am 
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Ok it seems easy enough ! Except how do i bleed the cylinder itself before i put it in the car?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:47 am 
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No, you will need to fit it first then bleed. Make sure you flush out all the OLD brake fluid though.
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