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Old March 5th, 2005, 12:24 PM
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110 Wheel Cylinders - How often do they fail?

Have replaced Rear Wheel cylinders two times in three years. First time with OEM, next time with Genuine Parts (Dealer did the work) and now the Right rear is leaking again. Is this failure rate normal, and is rebuilding the cylinders worth the effort? Thanks! COSteve
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Old March 5th, 2005, 02:07 PM
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I have gone through 4 wc's in 15000 miles, THEY SUCK! I am doing research on the disk brake conversion. The drum or dumb brakes are the worst design I have had the pleasure of owning. The last set of wc's I bought from the UK & I can't remember the make. I also bought rear shoes from the UK as they were only 200$ cheaper than I found here [1996]. I know this will make you fell better!! HEHE
The disk convert ain't cheap! I think buying the axle shell is the cheapest route I have found. George at rds has axles for 1700. I think our axle is worth 0$. sorry to end GTG!
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Old March 5th, 2005, 11:16 PM
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I did the disk brake conversion. RN has a conversion kit where you use your existing axle shell for around $2k.
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I did the disk brake conversion. RN has a conversion kit where you use your existing axle shell for around $2k.
help me out, who /what is RN? do they have a web-site?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 02:06 PM
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Old March 8th, 2005, 09:23 PM
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OK, second part question.... If I don't drop the 1995.00 at Rovers North, should I be rebuilding them or just replacing them..... (the wheel cylinders) COSteve
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Old March 8th, 2005, 09:29 PM
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The rebuild is cheap! & pretty easy! The hardest part is getting the springs on the shoes. Unless you have a device to spread the shoes. Call George at 504) 248-5301 He will set you up!
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I don't know if the later models care about what kind of break fluid is being used (Series vehicles could only use Castrol) but that might be the problem. Flush the brake system with Castrol brake fluid which will also help get rid of rust and moisture. You can rebuild the cylinders if they are not scored. Just take the rubber cups to a good auto parts store and they can match them up. Non-Rover cups usually don't care what kind of brake fluid you use because they are synthetic rubber instead of natural rubber.
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