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Offline Aircon

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I'm such a silly sausage.  I've been driving my 308 thinking I must get these brakes attended to, they feel a bit mushy. 

Sure enough I had a stuffed seal in the master cylinder. 

Just picked it up from Tim at Black Stallion Motors in Ringwood and once again I have a rock hard and consistent brake pedal. 

Reasonable price too.
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I'm such a silly sausage.  I've been driving my 308 thinking I must get these brakes attended to, they feel a bit mushy. 

Sure enough I had a stuffed seal in the master cylinder. 

Just picked it up from Tim at Black Stallion Motors in Ringwood and once again I have a rock hard and consistent brake pedal. 

Reasonable price too.

Carl too busy?  ;)



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What master do they use?? I am guessing they just grabbed something out of the parts bin???

Hope they used genuine parts, I have been having all sorts of issues with new masters at the moment due to them being made in China now. One batch hadn't had a small seal install when they were being put together.  :doh:


Sort of on topic, I remember when one of the rear calipers on the Mondial had issues. The rebuild kit was exactly the same as a Gemini.  :tilt:



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Offline dkabab

Does upgrading a master cylinder improve anything?



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Does upgrading a master cylinder improve anything?

yep.........bank balance for the tech. :-D



Offline mondi

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Does upgrading a master cylinder improve anything?


It depends, there is a bit of mathematics when it comes to brakes.

Bore sizes, wheel cylinder sizes, what capliers are used, etc, etc.....



Offline dkabab


It depends, there is a bit of mathematics when it comes to brakes.

Bore sizes, wheel cylinder sizes, what capliers are used, etc, etc.....

So if I want to improve my braking, would better pads, discs, fluid be a better choice than just a "big brake kit"



Offline Aircon

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  • Who said it couldn't be done?

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  • Name: Peter

Carl too busy?  ;)

Yes he is.  He's got work coming out of his back side and I didn't want to put this off. 

He actually has 5 glass 308s there!
I love my car. Buy your own



Offline Aircon

  • Master Baiter 300kph+ club
  • Who said it couldn't be done?

  • Joined: Mar 2007

  • Drives: TBA
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Name: Peter
What master do they use?? I am guessing they just grabbed something out of the parts bin???

Hope they used genuine parts, I have been having all sorts of issues with new masters at the moment due to them being made in China now. One batch hadn't had a small seal install when they were being put together.  :doh:


Sort of on topic, I remember when one of the rear calipers on the Mondial had issues. The rebuild kit was exactly the same as a Gemini.  :tilt:

Rebore. Resleeve new seals
I love my car. Buy your own



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