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Re: [6pack] Master Cylinder Rebuild

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Subject: Re: [6pack] Master Cylinder Rebuild
From: Robert Perry via 6pack <6pack@autox.team.net>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 06:56:19 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
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I would just get high temp red grease tube for the grease gun.  They are only 
around $5.  As far as brake fluid I would use DOT 5.0 brake fluid.  I went 20 
years without rebuilding the brake and clutch master cylinders and wheel / 
slave cylinders on my TR6.  The only reason that I had to rebuild/ replace them 
was due to adding DOT 5.1 brake fluid to the DOT 5.0 brake fluid.  They do not 
mix well and took some time to fail.  I remembered DOT 5 something at the time 
of the purchase of the DOT 5.1.



-----Original Message-----
>From: Robert Rochlin via 6pack <6pack@autox.team.net>
>Sent: May 17, 2020 6:27 AM
>To: list Triumph <triumphs@autox.team.net>, "6pack@autox.team.net" 
>Subject: [6pack] Master Cylinder Rebuild
>I hope everyone is hanging in there and doing well in this time of quarantine. 
> It downâ??t look like here in Massachusetts the stay at home order will be  
>completely lifted for several of more weeks, but some business slowly are 
>beginning to be be allowed to reopen.
>       Iâ??ve had a checkered history with master cylinders. In the past 
> Iâ??ve sent m/c off to be rebuilt by reputable rebuilders only to have them 
> catastrophically fail soon after reinstallation.  Iâ??m figuring that I can 
> improve on that record.  When I went to the Buckeye Triumph site to review 
> the rebuild process the article recommended red grease.  I donâ??t have any, 
> but I do have Volvo silicone breaks grease.  In the absence of red brake 
> grease can I just apply brake fluid as lubricant to do the rebuild or should 
> i bite the bullet and get the red brake grease.  About the only red grease I 
> could fine was on Amazon and it was pretty pricey, $16.00 plus $8.00 
> shipping. 
>       Any advice would be appreciated. 
>       Best,
>       Bob 
>       â??72 TR6
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