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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
Bring it by on your way to Jackson and I'll help you get it sorted. thumbs up

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
My old buddy Joe is the guy I went to see and help out in Jackson. He's on his last legs. Suffering from heart issues. The wife and I made what might be the last trip down to see him while he's still cognocent a couple weeks ago for his 89th birthday. Going to miss him! The car will be on it's way to Seymour Wi. in a week. Closest place around here that knows about MGs.

CtMGDude John R
New Fairfield, Ct, USA   USA
I have one of those "One Man Bleeding tools. It's a plastic hose that has an Aluminum fitting that has a ball bearing with a spring that lets fluid out under pressure, but doesn't let air back in. A healthy amount of grease on the threads will stop any air there. they work great. i use them on all of my vehicles, that's a motorhome, 4 cars, a motorcycle and two tractors. I've had this thing for years too and they are cheap. winking smiley






Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-08-12 01:21 AM by CtMGDude.

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baloo Silver Member s y
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
In reply to # 3570743 by S1 Elan Have you replaced the master cylinder with one of the new TRW ones?? The idiot ferrrin manufacturer has fitted a brake check valve in the clutch side which must be removed.

Kurt.

Kurt/Chuck,
Woah woah woah -- what's this about a brake check valve? Is this something visible on general examination of the MC or the slave, or is it internal?
Pic?
Thanks.

S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
At least some of the TRW dual master cylinders being sold have a brake check valve in the clutch side as well as the brake side. Needed in the brake side but absolutely a no no in the clutch side. Need to disassemble the clutch side to find out if it has one.

Kurt

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
X2 what Kurt said. I did the check and mine was ok.

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Not even a remote possibility.eye popping smiley

In reply to # 3570767 by S1 Elan
The re-builder might have not gotten the sleeve in right.

Kurt.



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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Wasn't referring to the MC I got from you Gerard. Rick had mentioned that issue to me prior to me getting yours. I checked the one I had bought from VB. It was ok.

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Read post #22 again to see quote to which my remark is referenced.

In reply to # 3571897 by Chas 906 Wasn't referring to the MC I got from you Gerard. Rick had mentioned that issue to me prior to me getting yours. I checked the one I had bought from VB. It was ok.



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S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
In reply to # 3571871 by pixelsmithusa Not even a remote possibility.eye popping smiley

In reply to # 3570767 by S1 Elan
The re-builder might have not gotten the sleeve in right.

Kurt.

No offence, Gerard. I know that you have someone fit the sleeves and, hey, we are all getting older!eye rolling smiley Anyone can make a mistake!

Kurt.

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Kurt, I wasn't offended, only that it's factually and statistically not a realistic scenario in this particular case.

It's not an unrealistic assumption when it comes to the industry as a whole, not because of age, but because this work is usually done by an hourly, likely younger, employee, probably with limited skills and knowledge (and attention span). I am a bit of an "insider" when it comes to this, so I'm not pulling this explanation out of mid-air. For example, we probably all know by now about the brand new master cylinders that have been sold with the bores assembled incorrectly. Once, when someone brought me their own rebuild MC from one of the "usual suspects" I found that after being bled, the pedal would not return. Stumped by none of the typical issues that might cause this, I resorted to removing and disassembling the master cylinder. What I found was that not one, but two cups seals had been installed in the bores.

I have been involved in this arena with hundreds of master cylinders for more than 20 years, most intensely in the last 11 to 12 years. In my case, 100% of the work is done by a specialist, and not once have I had a recall that wasn't either user error or a manufacturers defect in the rubber seals. As in so many areas, some manufactures tolerances on reproduction parts leave a lot to be desired. However, even with that, I can count the number of times that's happened on one hand and have a couple fingers left over. In my personal experience, workmanship issues are statistically 0%. I still get emails from some of the earliest users report that are still using the master cylinder that is 10+ years old, and that they still perform like new.

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In reply to # 3571871 by pixelsmithusa Not even a remote possibility.eye popping smiley

In reply to # 3570767 by S1 Elan
The re-builder might have not gotten the sleeve in right.

Kurt.

No offence, Gerard. I know that you have someone fit the sleeves and, hey, we are all getting older!eye rolling smiley Anyone can make a mistake!

Kurt.



Gerard

http://gerardsgarage.com/


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