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Old November 4th, 2010, 12:30 AM
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On master cylinders: AMC:1, Land Rover: 0

I replaced my rear brake wheel cylinders, put new brake shoes on, and worked the brake drums back on. I attach my new Eezibleed pressure bleeder (empty), crank the pressure up to 20 PSI, and watch brake fluid spray through the reservoir. Turns out the reservoir was dry rotted, and squeezing it just a bit exposed spiderwebbing. My '82 Jeep has a cast iron reservoir - it'll out-last the tub, and probably give the frame a run for its money. But I guess being able to see the fluid through the reservoir rather than removing the cover makes it all worth it....

Sorry, had to rant - it's off to order more parts....
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Old November 4th, 2010, 08:52 AM
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Wow. Can't say I've seen that before. I've seen steel brake lines on Range RRC's split after exposure to the north east for most of it's life, and that's al ot more than 20psi.
Bummer.
Well, a cast iron master cylinder would be sooooo much heavier and affect weight distribution on a Rover!
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And would also rust from the inside and corrode everything associated with the system.
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[QUOTE=Roverlab;249118] I've seen steel brake lines on Range RRC's split after exposure to the north east for most of it's life, and that's al ot more than 20psi.
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I blew an 11 year old rusty brake line once, which is why I will only use copper alloy line now.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 11:02 PM
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And would also rust from the inside and corrode everything associated with the system.
Not if it's kept full of fluid and sealed. It's not been an issue during my 12 years with it. Of course, I flush the brake fluid at least every other year, and I could see problems happening if you let things go.

New master cylinder on it's way from Rovers Down South....
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