[DMCForum] Re: Urgent brake problem
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[DMCForum] Re: Urgent brake problem



Is it a possibility that you have a duff new master cylinder, I had 
a very similar problem on my little triumph spitfire, the symptoms 
where exacatlly the same as you describe but the master cylinder on 
a spitfire is about the size of a walnut.

The pedal neaded pumping half the time or it didn't break at all.

Somone once told me 'just because it's a new component don't rule it 
our as the cause of the problem'

Wise words.


James RG UK


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Walter Coe" <Whalt@xxxx> wrote:
> I just replaced the master cylinder on Jim Sleeth's car, and
> it don't work.  Jim bought a rebuilt master cylinder from
> NAPA.  We bench bled it, connected the lines, bled the
> calipers in the proper order, etc.  Everything looks normal,
> no fluid leaking anywhere.  If we let the system sit for
> more than 15 seconds and then step on the pedal, it almost
> goes to the floor.  With about 3 more pumps, it firms up
> properly and stays firm for as long as we continue to pump
> it.  But if we let it sit for more than 15 seconds then the
> pedal goes soft again.  Apparently we just got a bad
> cylinder from NAPA.  The original cylinder was leaking, so
> that was the reason for getting into it...................
> 

> Walt



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