Actually, it is very typical for more than one hydraulic component to fail
at the same time. Maybe it's because all the rubber parts have a similar
working lifetime, maybe it's because they were all subject to the same
stresses and environmental factors, or maybe because someone topped off with
the wrong fluid. But if a wheel cylinder goes bad, I replace both, and the
rear hose, and inspect the rest of the system. If I'm replacing the MC, I
replace all the hoses, and inspect the rest. It's just the way it goes...
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires
on 7/4/07 9:02 AM, Rabeys@aol.com at Rabeys@aol.com wrote:
> i checked the rear cyclinders, and the rear driver's side one is bad. i
> should have known, because the inner wheel was coated in grime as well as the
> drum etc and inside is also wet and gunky. my own fault for not checking,
> sometimes i still have that wishful thinking that only one thing will be
> wrong at a time. i just wasnt sure because the car sat about 9 months and i
> thinking it was old grime and probably from an old rear differential
> problem. i checked the other side and it's dry on the outside. not taking
> it off
> at this time because i see that a screw that needs to come out is all messed
> up and i dont want to deal with that today.
> i guess its just coincidence that they both went bad at the same time? i
> know for sure the MC was bad because it was dripping on me. So far it seems
> ok...and "brim" was prob the wrong word to use when i said how I filled it.
> usually fill it until the divider is covered for both compartments but not to
> the very, very top.
> So I'm going to clean it up today, but I think it was Marc that reminded me
> of those pesky C clamps and I think those might drive me over the edge right
> now. I just want to drive my damn car. Have a feeling this might be time
> for a professional. Don't want to mess with my breaks. Of course, I think I
> will be looking at some old receipts, because I would swear I had some break
> work done when I had a new tranny put in. Or maybe I just dont want to know!
> Thanks, Steph
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