Author Topic: This didn't last long....  (Read 114 times)

Offline bikewiz

This didn't last long....
« on: May 13, 2019, 08:26:51 PM »
This wheel cylinder put me on the path to replacing nearly everything brake related on my car. This is a little over 5 years old. When I put them on I replaced all of the hard lines and flex lines and bled the system with new fluid. I bled the system again 2 years ago, when I went to do it this year I got brown sludge and a leaking master. Any tricks to preventing this from happening again, the car isn't driven in the rain and is stored in a nice warm garage for the winter or is it just a routine maintenance item to bleed the brakes every year?

Offline BruceK

Re: This didn't last long....
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 11:38:34 AM »
Could it be down to the brake fluid you are using? 

Like a hungry orca, could it be eating the seals?   ;D
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Offline bikewiz

Re: This didn't last long....
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 12:21:36 PM »
Could it be down to the brake fluid you are using? 

Like a hungry orca, could it be eating the seals?   ;D

ATE Type 200 DOT4 new containers both times.

We have the great whites out here eating the seals, they're worse than pigeons in the city, the seals that is. 77.gif