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Old March 30th, 2009, 06:48 AM
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My 94 D90 needs the rear disc pads changed, anything to lookout for? will I need a hardware kit?

Also I'm loosing brake fluid which by the way is DOT 5 & expensive, it seems to be driping thru the resovior area I think,...I will clean it all with brake cleaner & see just were its dripping from...should I just replace the seals for the resovior if it turns out to be the culprit or the complete unit?
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Old March 30th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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No special hardware needed for changing the pads.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Complete unit on the MC.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Ron,

is it a big job?
yes or no
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Old March 30th, 2009, 10:18 AM
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Not really. Bleeding is the only time consuming part assuming you don't break any of the lines while removing them from the MC.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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Just changing the pads is really straightforward and painless. You won't need anything other than a few normal hand tools. If you are going to remove the rotor to replace it or have it turned, then things get a little more interesting. But still not too bad.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 10:58 AM
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sounds pretty straight forward then...for the pads.
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To be clear, I was talking about the master cylinder replacement, but MIke is spot on concerning the pads and rotors.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 11:14 AM
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It will take you longer to jack up the vehicle and take the tires off than it will take to replace the pads.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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Also I'm loosing brake fluid which by the way is DOT 5 & expensive, it seems to be driping thru the resovior area I think,...I will clean it all with brake cleaner & see just were its dripping from...should I just replace the seals for the resovior if it turns out to be the culprit or the complete unit?
I was losing fluid around the reservoir too. I bought a rebuilt kit from AB (http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/SJJ100351G.cfm) and it is a straight forward job. rip the reservoir up and out. then undo the 2 brake lines that are in your way. and then the two nuts. take it all out and replace the rubber seals and yellow plastic piece.
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Is DOT type 5 synthetic? The seals in a '94 may not be able to handle that fluid. I imagine though that the upgrade would be made from more modern and resilient materials and it may not be an issue.

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Use castrol GTLMA. BTW a whole new MC is only $100 more than that kit and given that yours is nearly 15 years old, I would buy a whole new one.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 07:05 PM
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Well just above the master cylinder someone put in big stick on letters DOT5 Only, so thats what I put in, but Ron has a point about replacing the whole unit at once.
I have done many brake pad changes in my day,..so sounds like a straight forward install.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 08:51 PM
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I would bleed all of that DOT 5 out of it (before you swap the master) and switch to castrol GTLMA.

And here is the biggest tip on replacing the MC. BENCH BLEED IT FIRST.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:18 AM
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yes, I was planning on switching to stainless brake lines & bleed system to GTLMA then swap out Master Cylinder.
The old girl should be happy then.



Long term would be to get vented disc & new calipers.
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