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Ive been putting off changing the gaskets on the resevoir of the master cylinder for a while now but figure nows the time. My question is do you need to bleed the brakes after changing these? Seems if fluid stays some what level with the MC it wouldn't introduce any air. The bleeder screws look pretty rusty and I worry they may break. Thanks. Jim

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No one knows this one? Jim

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Re: MC Gaskets

Hold yer horses,,, If you can keep some fliud in the
space where the gasket goes you shouldn't have to bleed
them. Of course if they are that rusted you should do a bleed and flush anyway...

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Re: MC Gaskets

Thanks Glenn. This thing has been leaking for so long that I bet the fluid has been changed.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]I'm just kinda worried about breaking a bleeder at the rotor or drum and thought maybe I could get away with it. Thanks again. Jim

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Re: MC Gaskets

Well, what I personally did was take off the entire MC, so I had to disconnect everything and totally clean it up, then flushed the system with new fluid. If you think you might brake a bleeder, imagine the cost of a new wheel cylinder compared to a car rear end if you loose your brakes cause they got air ;-) Always be safe with brakes.

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