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drippy cylinder

Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:12 pm

On our MPV the brake fluid level light came on so I topped it up, I never fill them to the brim when I top up incase of having to put pads in later and it came back on a few days later I started looking for leaks and it seems to be the drivers side rear cylinder. Who has put one on recently where was cheapest and anything else to get just incase and lastly anyone bothered to fit new rear shoes and at what mileage I reckon it has done 100,000 miles or so.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:24 pm

Shoes on the rear seem to never wear unless its a heavy loaded pickup etc.

Motor factors do rear slave cylinder for about £20 give or take a few quid.

Clamp the flexy to the rear axle to save a major bleed up.

Blow lamp the brake pipe unions and clean up OTT before you try and undo it or you will spank the metal hose.

And I'm sure you already know but Flare Nut Spanners all the way baby Smile

Thats all I've got to say - for now Very Happy
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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:49 pm

My local motor factors want £29 + VAT for the wheel cylinder and the shoes are what I thought it might be. As for a flare nut spanner I just had to google it to find out it's what I call a pipe spanner and yes I do have one already and would always clamp the flexi as I have no bleed point on the LSPV it snapped years ago.
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Re: drippy cylinder

Post by ToaseMan on Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:24 am

In reply to this. We are suffering same problem on our hi-jet. New cylinders orders although when cleening the parts up, brake fuild must have got on our brake shoes as they just fell appart, and thats been fun finding new ones.
But if you don't mind me asking it was not too bad a job to change was it?
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Re: drippy cylinder

Post by neil54 on Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:23 am

My brake pipe nuts were very rusty and the straight pipe felt solid to the nut. To save fracturing the pipe I ended up disconnecting the pipe clamps, pulling the wheel cylinder through the backplate where I could get better purchase on the nut and unscrewed the cylinder off the pipe.

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