master cylinder

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rdh, Jan 8, 2001.

  1. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    i had to add fuild to master cylinder erlier. my peddle
    go,s to close to floor.

    i see one place thats wet its in between master cylinder
    and the power booster that was not there before

    is my cylinder bad?

    85 3/4 v8 305 c20
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Messages: 1,687

  3. 85w/350

    85w/350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    My biggest problem is getting the brake fluid cap to stay on...especially with the gasket underneath...I have this problem on both my 82 and 85...I thought maybe it was just in need of a new cap so I bought one and the problem still remains...any tricks or ideas about this??
  4. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    plowking35 thank you this site is great!
  5. Jeff's Classics

    Jeff's Classics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    If your master cylinder lid is held on with two wire bales, like most older GM master cylinders, you can tweak them a little to fit tighter. Take them off by pulling the ends out at the bottom where they go into the master cylinder. Then carefully bend the bale, you want to put a small "kink" in it to make it slightly shorter. bend a little at a time and try it until it fits nice and tight.
  6. 85w/350

    85w/350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    nah i wish it were that simple its just the stupid plastic lid with four plastic prongs....maybe i could get some sort of metal lid for it like that....ahh well I doubt biggest concern is that the seal/gasket can never set right because the cap won't go on easily and without it it spills on every bump and stinks....I am worried about my brakes going out because there is not enough fluid one day....until the day i find a solution looks like i'll be buying more brake fluid

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