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Looking for some guidance on selecting a master cylinder and how to plumb this in... I'm fitting rear discs to my 1984 non-servo breadvan, using 226mm dia rear discs & larger 256mm dia front discs. Picking though threads in the forum indicates I need a larger master cylinder, most suggest going with something around 23mm bore. Question 1: What m/c works best and/or is easiest to fit? Can the fluid reservoir be swapped from something else to make the install easier (hammering the bulkhead is last resort; making spacer to use servo'ed m/c s possible but I'd rather avo
Would a car fail a MOT if short lengths of brake hoses were used directly screwed in the master cylinder to allow it to be removed from the servo and moved out of the way temporarily so the engine can be removed without the need to connect the brake pipes and bleed the brake system again ?
Walterbrown posted a topic in Wheels, Tyres, Suspension and BrakesHi guys, it's been a while since I've owned a polo (white 6n 1.4cl). Bought my girlfriend a 9n3 1.4tdi sport about a year ago, did all the general maintenance and has been problem free. Until a couple of days ago she was coming off the M1 and the brakes went completely to the floor, luckily we live 2mins from the M1 so she managed to limp it home. I finished work and had a look, looked for any fluid leaks which there wasn't. Checked the fluid level which was fine and pumped the non existent brakes for a minute and had no drop in fluid level. So diagnosed as a failed master cylinder. Changed th