VW4X4

Sleeving wheel cylinder

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3 hours ago, oldmoney said:

Why not get new pistons machined out of stainless steel?

 

Sounds like a good idea.

 

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The pistons do not hold any fluid back. They only serve to push on the rubber seals.  

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Did you coat the pistons, bores, and cups with brake assembly lube  before putting them together ?

 

I do that with all brake system rebuilding, sleeved, or new cast iron wheel cylinders. I can't speak for stainless sleeves, because I've never used anything but brass sleeves on all my customer's cars.  I have not had any problems with aluminum pistons reacting with brass sleeved master or wheel cylinders,  and I don't use DOT 5.

 

Paul

Edited by PFitz (see edit history)

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21 hours ago, joe_padavano said:

 

Worked on any "American" vehicles built in the last 20 years or so?

 

Nope.

 

But I have metric and Wentworth tools that don't get used much.

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Probably, I never can remember that stuff.

But I do know they are for the British vehicles that I see on occasion.

Thanks for the correction.

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