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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:08 pm 
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hey guys

i had a leaking master cylinder a while ago and me and a mater changed it.it stoped leaking for a while but now it's back even worse.

so did i get a dodgy master cylinder or could it be the booster ???


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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:20 pm 
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Do you know exactly where it's leaking from ??
If not, you might want to wash the master cylinder down with metho, and find out where it's leaking from - it may be just the reservoir seals (either the top lid or the two at the base) - these are easy enough to replace without having to bleed the system.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:07 pm 
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it's leaking under where it goes into the booster at the bottom ,it's a new mastercylinder so the seals shouldnt be leaking

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:45 am 
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EDMONTY wrote:
it's leaking under where it goes into the booster at the bottom ,it's a new mastercylinder so the seals shouldnt be leaking
Probably needs the o ring on the primary piston replaced (you can do this) - may have been damaged when installed - most likely if they didn't lube it with brake fluid before installing - check the bore as well for pitting/corrosion - if you find some then the master cyl isn't 'new'. Is the Master cylinder covered under a warranty ??

 

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