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Brake master cyclinder replacement procedures

It would be worth noting the sealing O-ring on the mc when mounting the new one. Check to see that it came off of the booster and make sure that it goes on the new mc if new master didn't come with one.
Sam McCarthy
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"Ok two brake lines off, rubber hose off, all you have left is the two MC anchor nuts. I believe they are 12mm. " On my 90 vanagon they are 13 mm.
dbear
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My power brakes did not work when I got my Vanagon. Before I replaced it, I came to realize there is a filter on the inlet that could plug. I pulled off the hard plastic vacuum line at the engine and sent a gentle puff of air backward through the line. Gentle puff is the key since you wouldn't want to blow the filter off altogether. Backward in the sense in that that line is usually drawing air into the engine. That was a year ago and I've had no problems since.
Steve
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Wonderfull, well written and with the usely VW humor. You need it sometime to work on those ``one of a kind `` transportation apparatus.
Alex
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Your the Man, Ive had the vanagon in front of my cabin for a week with the bentley book. Thanks for putting this into "normal" words. I feel confident to get this done right and now. Peace :)
PAUL ALOISE
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TOBIAS:No need to buy any tools Better with two people,one inpptog up the reservour with fluid and one squeezing the break leaver. First pump until you feel some resistance then slow down until you see the fluid running out of your callipers without any air bubbles in. Must make sure that the nipple you have loosened is not too loose but not so tight that the resistance is too great. Do each calliper seperately and you may need to go back to the first one again. Don't forget the rear one either. Seperate line but the same process. One warning . Break fluid is highly corrosive so don't spill any on your paint work!!!
Ikram
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Ever replace rubbers on the master cyl? I would like the coreect rubber direction on the inside of brake master. I replaced my rubber but I find the brakes still spongy, have bled system several times and still the same. If I put my foot on the brake pedal fast it takes high. If i do it slow it only takes low. So I have been told the master cyl is bypassing the pressure. The replacement was done as I removed. I suppose I will have to redo it. Any thoughts?
Jerseyboy
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