Is having too big a brake master cylinder a problem?
Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:32 PM
The 2 brake 'distribution' blocks in the engine bay are bias and front/rear brake fail warning (the handbrake light will illuminate if a circuit has no pressure). Don't expect it to work - it's probably got over 30 years of gunk in it...
Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:53 PM
on a side note can you tell me the colour of the wire going to the pressure switch??
Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:41 PM
Note that I don't have this differential pressure switch fitted any more
And I told a lie - the bleed nipples on my JB1419 are on the engine side, not the strut side...
Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:01 PM
Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:04 AM
I recently fitted the Arizona 6 piston front ,4 piston rear and went with the 1 " master
and took it out on the track yesterday , after a few hairy moments with to much rear
brake bias i would highly recomend the 1 " . Pedal travel and feel is to my satisfaction.
But on standard brakes as others have said may be to hard to push.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:38 AM
how much did the brakes cost you to ship? i was going to get the 4 piston front and rear kit with 5 lug, seems very good for the money.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:54 PM
I got Front and rear LCA's, Steering arms, Solid diff mount, 6 piston 13" front and 4 piston rear
was around au4500 delivered . Supperb value i thought.
While the dollar is up anyway.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:04 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:24 PM
so, not worth the money buying new cylinders, they are a rip! ive read you can get them rebuilt pretty cheap, so i guess that means i can just push the cylinder back in if the seal looks alright (thats what they would do with a rebuild yeah). what you reckon?
now the greasy mess in the drum, its oil/fluid mixed with the brake dust obviously. havent studied the manual for the rear IRS, but could this be leaking grease from stub axle or something. is it easy to correct?
Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:22 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:15 PM
the 15/16 MC, where is the best place to get it? I am looking for a new one.....
I have looked at the Protex catalogue for P/N 1361 and can't seem to see anything (just wanted to confirm dimensions & model etc.)
79-81 280ZX, correct?
Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:20 PM
so im thinking ill try re-assemble myself, and if all else fails i found a local(ish) joint that will rebuild them and that will cost ~$50 at the most, including a re-sleave.
@ Huw, check the supercheap price thread stickied in the parts section.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:10 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:59 PM
pulled the wheel cylinder apart and cleaned everything. it all looked good condition, except the dust seal was a bit ratty, but meh. put it all back together, bled it, seems to be holding up good. so i was done with the rear, went to stand up and touched something in my hand, it was a spring that goes on the end of the piston to stop it bottoming out i guess. doh. ive left it for now, if it fails ill fix it then.
moved on to the fronts to replace my pads. think i worked out why i didnt have good breaking before. there was so little pad left that the retainer clips were actually hitting each other! crazy, see the pic. new pads in, bled it up good, now it actually stops properly.
so the big master cylinder does work. the pedal is pretty hard, but i have felt clutch pedals harder, so its all good imo. saying that though, you do have to push pretty hard, so here is hoping i dont put my foot through the firewall haha. also, its not the greatest for slowly braking, but it stops quick when you need to.
so now this problem is over, i can work out why my car is slow
Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:07 PM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:37 PM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:33 PM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:35 PM
Yes mine too but they are marked differently to the stock one, ipso facto.
Strange, both of my reservoirs were the same size on my 1" MC from memory. Either way, still seems to hold a fair bit of fluid.
Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:53 PM
As you can no doubt tell, brakes are not my forte lol
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