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Juel72

Brake Master Cylinder Rebuild/replacement

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Hi fellow 02 fan,

Today i dicsovered that the brake master cylinder is leaking a little.

I did a search regarding this issue. Something interesting came up.

In an other thread a guy suggested to replace the old Master cylinder with a Peugeot 405 version.

Anyone knows more about this?

What year and model?

Or, should I just by a rebuild kit form Wallot & Nesch?

I would like to have your advise.

B/R

F. Juel

Denmark

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A rebuild kit will work IF...there are no rust pits or deep scratches in the bore.  The slightest pit or scratch that you can feel with a fingernail will allow leakage and eventually score/wear the rubber cup(s); then it'll leak again.  

 

If you can allow the car to sit while you investigate, pull the M/C, dismantle and thoroughly clean the bore (make a diagram/take a picture of the innards so you get 'em back in the correct order).  Then shine a bright light down the bore and look for visible damage, followed by a fingernail (or a bent piece of wire) to feel for imperfections.  Small ones can be honed out (buy a brake hone at your local auto parts store, they're cheap) but after honing, if you still feel pits or scratches, you'll either have to have it sleeved (White Post Restorations in White Post VA--Google 'em) can do it, or buy a new M/C.  Keep the old one for re-sleeving against the day when new ones are no longer available.

 

A new one is probably gonna be cheaper than boring/sleeving...

 

cheers

mike

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I just refurb'ed my brake and clutch master cylinders. Got the kit from walloth nesch. I notice today they have new brake cylinders reduced in their season offer section. Check it out - not much more expensive than the kit!

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Hi Guys,

Thank you for your advise.

I will check the prices at Wallot and Nesch, and then decide what to do.

The winter season is still present here in Scandinavia, so I still got some time to do the job.

B/R

Flemming

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