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Update on master cylinder problem

I left school for the weekend to go back home. I looked at the master cylinder and noticed the fluid level is getting close to the minimum. Is there a special way I should pore brake fluid in? Second, the leak is coming from the two wholes in the bottom of the cylinder that allow the fluid to go to the brakes. What is the problem?
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the special way i pour brake fluid is: remove lid on reservoir, remove lid on brake fluid bottle, pour fluid from bottle into reservoir................... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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I always removed the lid from the bottle then the resevoir but whatever works best for ya...

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Ok, so there is no special way of pouring it in then. I thought that if you poured it in some way, it could cause "air bubbles" causing you to not brake. I will go ahead and dump it in before I head back to school tomorrow. Thanks guys.. Like the sarcasm
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Uh, if it is as low as you say it is, the rubber bellows thing on the cap will be all popped out, push it back into the cap before putting it back on...

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Just dump a little bit in to each reservoir gently. If you put it in nice it is less likely to stir up dirt. This is a good time to make sure your rubber seal is still good and is sealing properly. A lot of time people put them together wrong and it ruins the seal.

As for the leaks, just gently tighten them up a little. You don't want to use impacts to tighten it (like using the butt of your palm to beat on the wrench) nor do you want to tighten it any more than you have to because then you start to crush the flare.
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Re: Update on master cylinder problem

When you say tighten, what is this referring to? I am not a brake expert, so if you could help me out that would be great.
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You know the 2 little holes you are refering to, they have a hex part to them, the kind like a wrench would fit over. Take the correct size wrench then tighten them smoothly and slowly don't beat the wrench with your hand or any other hard object. After that you're good to go
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Yeah, what pitviper said. If I remember correctly, your truck has the new european fittings instead of the old double-flare american fittings. I don't even know if you can buy a tool to flare the european way.
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Re: Update on master cylinder problem

make sure not to use old brake fluid, once you open up a bottle, it attracts moisture, which ruins the fluid after a certain amount of time. These are your brakes, so its noramlly a good idea to just start with a fresh bottle....
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