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techtalk:ih:wheels02 [2020/06/24 18:49]
hippysmack [Brake Fluid Leakage]
techtalk:ih:wheels02 [2020/06/24 18:54] (current)
hippysmack [Inspection]
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   * Inspect the master cylinder and linkage for damage or leakage, failure to return fully when released, or sponginess when applying pressure.   * Inspect the master cylinder and linkage for damage or leakage, failure to return fully when released, or sponginess when applying pressure.
 +    * Any problem with the master cylinder requires rebuilding or replacement.
 +  * Brake Fluid Leakage:
 +    * Any fluid leakage in the brake system should be a signal for replacement of the particular component causing leakage.
 +    * On an older systems, pay special attention to hoses, looking for cracked or cut surfaces which could develop leakage.
 +  * Check the brake fluid for contamination and proper level.
 +    * The fluid change level should be 1/8” from top (with reservoir level).
   * Perform a stationary test:   * Perform a stationary test:
     * Squeeze the lever or depress the pedal as hard as possible to make sure the system will not leak or fail. \\ Make sure the system releases and the wheel turns freely.     * Squeeze the lever or depress the pedal as hard as possible to make sure the system will not leak or fail. \\ Make sure the system releases and the wheel turns freely.
-    * Check the brake fluid for contamination and proper level. \\ Any problem with the master cylinder requires rebuilding or replacement. \\ The fluid change level should be 1/8” from top (with reservoir level). +  ​* Linkage inspection: Check for damage and wear especially with non-stock parts. 
-    ​* Linkage inspection: Check for damage and wear especially with non-stock parts. +  * Some amount of freeplay must exist in most brake systems.
-    * Some amount of freeplay must exist in most brake systems.+