Sunday, July 05, 2009

Beetle Build - New Master Cylinder

The brakes on this thing continue to give us problems. Today, we replaced the master cylinder. Getting the old one out wasn't too difficult. Getting the new one in place wasn't too difficult. But getting all the air out of the lines proved to be a massive PITA. Brake fluid everywhere. Sweltering humidity. Sweat dripping in our eyes. A tube splits. Roger's only 11mm wrench is too long. Autozone doesn't have the right line wrench. Ran out of fluid, twice. And the brakes actually go from bad to worse by the time we're done 6 hours later.

Not one of our more productive evenings. But I'm too tired and overheated to do much complaining. At least right now.

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