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Help! Master cylinder lid leaking
I just got the rear discs and 1 piece shafts installed on my 84 CJ7. I bought the brake kit from stainless steel brakes, despite the horriable instructions I got them together. I have been trying to bleed the brakes and my master cylinder has been leaking like crazy all around the lid. I tried a different lid and bent the retainer bar so it would be held on tighter all to no avail.
Another problem is since I still have the stock master cylinder I am having to double and triple pump the brakes (dont worry, I am not driving it like this). would this cause the lid to leak somehow with all the pumping of the brakes?
Third, when I try to bleed the rear lines it comes out foamy and white in color. I realized I may have mounted the caliper brackets wrong since the bleeder screw slightly faces down. Chock that up to the bad instructions too, one part of them told me to have it face up and the other said for the screw to face down ??! Should the foaming go away if I bleed the lines with the bleeder screw pointing up?
I plan on getting a mid 80's corvette MC tomorrow to help the problem a bit, but any help or ideas would be great, thanks.