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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:57 am 
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Are you losing brake fluid Marshall ?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:12 pm 
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well, yes. its confusing tho. last night at my mates place we could see it dripping every 10 or so seconds. but there hasnt been any noticeable drop in fluid level

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:58 pm 
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hi, with my au im not loosing any fluid , and i did not bleed mine when i replaced rotors and pads i just pushed pistons back replaced pads and rotors then just pumped pedal couple times and its been a sponge ever since,?????? ken
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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:11 pm 
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I wonder if there is any damage to the master cyl seals when pushing the piston back into the caliper housing via clamping it etc...presuming everyone uses a clamp and the old inner pad to push it back in ?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:07 am 
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all fixed thanks to Cam at Hightek. Replaced the leaking master cylinder and fitted braided lines on the front. Pedal is now much firmer and doesnt travel half as much. Still a bit dodge when they are cold, but once they warm up they're pretty awesome.

thanks for all the help and advice.

bring on the next winton fun day :D :D

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:07 am 
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good to hear u got it all fixed mash.....now i might need to check up on my brakes.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:33 pm 
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Where did you get your braided brake lines and how much?
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Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:28 pm 
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Hightek brakes. they are a site sponsor. shoot Cam off an email he should be able to give u a price. im not sure how much mine were as i had some other stuff done aswell and just got a final price.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:56 pm 
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GTBob wrote:
ALSO after bleeding the system REMOVE the plastic brake fail switch on the master cylinder, give the brakes a few hard pumps and replace the switch. this resets the proportioning valve and returns the pedal to correct height and feel. :P 8-)


I just flushed the fluid on my ef. still had a dodgy pedal.
i mean it stopped ok but i could feel like the pedal was hitting a stop halfway down and the pedal dropped to 1/2 way very early.
i pulled the switch out pumped it a couple of times and refitted it.

FIXED IT.

Thanks!!
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