Things can only get better

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Re: Things can only get better

by Robs-se » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:53 pm

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Re: Things can only get better

by tazz666 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:55 pm

aye mate
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Re: Things can only get better

by Robs-se » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:06 pm

Replacement master cylinder put on and started bleeding the brakes from passenger side rear first, took ages before fluid started coming through and pressure built up in the pedal when one final push the pedal went bang and went all spongey again, have i broken something else? beginning to loose patients with the bl**dy thing now :(
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Re: Things can only get better

by Fraz » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:40 pm

try this

with the engine off, pump the brake pedal till its firm...then keep the pressure on ...after a short time does the pedal sinking??

then keep foot on pedal and start the car.....does the pedal then sink?
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Re: Things can only get better

by Robs-se » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:58 pm

Fraz wrote:try this

with the engine off, pump the brake pedal till its firm...then keep the pressure on ...after a short time does the pedal sinking??

then keep foot on pedal and start the car.....does the pedal then sink?


With the engine off there is no pressure building when pumping the brake pedal, it just springs back.
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Re: Things can only get better

by Fraz » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:27 pm

would have thought it would still be getting firm, usually means servo is away

next I would try isolating each brake circuit and see if it feels better ...clamp each flexy one at a time and test brakes
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Re: Things can only get better

by Robs-se » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:38 pm

picking up one of those bleder things you plug into the spare tyre tomorrow as the drivers side rear was not getting anything through when manually bleeding. hopefully its just a lot of air trapped. hope its not the servo as dont fancy changing that in the rain. Last time i went under the dashboard i ended up in hospital with a hernia :alright:
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Re: Things can only get better

by Fraz » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:46 pm

Robs-se wrote:drivers side rear was not getting anything through when manually bleeding.


Now you tell us ....so you have taken out the bleed nipple and checked its clean and can allow fluid through, or even swapped it with the other side ??
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Re: Things can only get better

by Robs-se » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:55 pm

Should be as its a new recon calipre both sides, shall see when its back bled
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Re: Things can only get better

by Robs-se » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:21 pm

Ok anyone got a match???? :(

Got an ezzebleed thing and set it all up, bled the rear passenger side ok but on doing the rear driver and front passenger i could actually take the bleed nipples out and no fluid would come out, any more ideas
there is now a little pressure when pumping the pedal with engine off but with engine on there is non at all.
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Re: Things can only get better

by Fraz » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:33 pm

If your not getting fluid out on one circuit then its your master cylinder thats faulty ..all it can be, and yes I know you got another one

if you still have the one you took off, try and block each one of the outlest bar one and push the rod and see if any fluid comes out, and then do each one
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Re: Things can only get better

by Fraz » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:41 pm

only other thing I can think of is your ABS unit. the brake pipes go from the master cylinder to the ABS unit then from there to the brakes ...you could undo the pipe that goes from the master cylinder to the respective slot on the ABS unit and check its getting fluid to the ABS unit, then undo the pipe from the ABS to the brake and see if its got fluid there....if its getting fluid at the ABS but not coming out, you looking at replacing the ABS unit
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Re: Things can only get better

by Robs-se » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:37 pm

as always help and advice always appreciated, dont think its the abs unit as fluid is getting out to the calipers ie the rear pass side bleeds ok and the rear drivers did have a slight trickle. I'm begginning to think its the servo as there just doesn't seem to be any pressure on the pedal. typically my car always breakes when i'm on the nightshift and its raining
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Re: Things can only get better

by tazz666 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:28 pm

i take you are having problems with that master cylinder rob?
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Re: Things can only get better

by Robs-se » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:52 pm

tazz666 wrote:i take you are having problems with that master cylinder rob?


Trying to work out wether its my servo thats failed as there is no pressure on the pedal. I tried your cylinder with my servo, i may just try your servo with your cylinder at the weekend
then torch the bl**dy thing lol, just the shifts and the weather are against me at the mo
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