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Old 11-13-2017, 11:36 PM   #31
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I removed the dampener... maybe a bad idea haha. I've got a power bleeder so I'll use it properly next time and run a ton of fluid through it quick and it should get all the air out.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:16 PM   #32
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Got the clutch working this weekend. It turns out that no matter what bleeding tool I used nothing beat just having someone pump the clutch while I let out the pressure.

However, I keep getting air in the brakes. It looks like air is coming in from somewhere IN the master cylinder, I can see it bubbling up in the reservoir. It also makes this noise while you're pushing the brakes. We bled them for about an hour and it improved for a while and then got bad again. I think the master is toast or at least needs new seals.

So close but yet so far!
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:00 PM   #33
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Got the clutch working this weekend. It turns out that no matter what bleeding tool I used nothing beat just having someone pump the clutch while I let out the pressure.

However, I keep getting air in the brakes. It looks like air is coming in from somewhere IN the master cylinder, I can see it bubbling up in the reservoir. It also makes this noise while you're pushing the brakes. We bled them for about an hour and it improved for a while and then got bad again. I think the master is toast or at least needs new seals.

So close but yet so far!
Master cylinder replacement is your best bet and its cheap.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:42 PM   #34
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Suggestion...
It's not a good idea to skimp on brakes... Doh.
A master is relatively cheap.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Brake-M...VZ6SDo&vxp=mtr

This is a NEW unit.

As far as the rest of the system, the calipers and wheel cylinders go bad in 2 ways... they either leak or are frozen.
I have a set of used calipers from a conversion to dual piston calipers I did a while back.
I'm sure that david29 also has them.
I also have good rotors and pads.

Can't get much cheaper than this...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wheel-Cylin...7AQgpg&vxp=mtr

If you bench bleed the new master cylinder before you install it, it will save a bunch of effort and brake fluid.

I know this sounds stupid, but it may help someone out in the future.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:49 PM   #35
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I have ordered a new CarQuest master cylinder. I don't like to do cheap master cylinders... I went through about 6 of them on my old VW SandRail because they kept failing.

I'll make sure to bench bleed it.

I think all of the wheel cylinders are good for now. I'll keep an eye on them and may preventatively replace them once this thing actually moves, stops, and turns on it's own. Nice link though

Will update after I install the new master cylinder. Hopefully this will resolve my braking issues.

Next I'll need to replace the front sway bar/end links and a rear passenger side tail light.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:32 PM   #36
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Well I had brakes for about 10 seconds.

Also, Carquest brake master seems really well built.

Then, as if by Karma, my rear pass side wheel cylinder failed. So I'll be buying a pair of them to replace. Thanks for the link again, Boozehero!
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:26 AM   #37
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I'd just like to add to my reference to my CarQuest brake master cylinder, It is actually manufactured by "Crossroads Shanghai Brake". So hopefully it holds up.
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:39 PM   #38
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I'd just like to add to my reference to my CarQuest brake master cylinder, It is actually manufactured by "Crossroads Shanghai Brake". So hopefully it holds up.
At least they'll stand behind it if it doesn't. Ordering parts online always makes me nervous because of that...
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:13 AM   #39
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Put a new wheel cylinder on today. Got good pressure. Good enough to find out that I'm missing one of the copper "gaskets" on the front calipers haha. Fluid shot EVERYWHERE. I couldn't get the drum back on with the strut in ... so I removed the strut. Maybe (probably) a terrible idea.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:36 AM   #40
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Sweet jesus It started, shifted, and stopped!!! It runs and drives now. Granted all I've done is pull it out of the garage then back it back into the garage for now. Test drive a little further this week then I guess I'll actually put tags on it and start on the rest of it! I'll post a video walkaround/progress report later this week.

I'm not sure if i'm excited or terrified that it actually moves and stops now.
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