<VV> Blocked brake hose
corvairduval at cox.net
Mon Oct 16 22:54:04 EDT 2017
DOT 3, 4 should be flushed every 2-3 years to remove the moisture form
I know, I don't know anyone that did this regularly either! ggg
A six point combination wrench is also really helpful for doing this
job. A 12 point wrench slips usually.
On 10/16/2017 9:32 AM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Just doing a brake overhaul on a 1964 convertible I just bought, I
> found both rear wheel cylinders leaking. Only done the right one so
> far. There was so much crud in the cylinder I decided to flush out the
> brake lines - probably still got the original brake fluid in there!
> Put an air-line on the pipe from the master cylinder, & nothing would
> come out the back. I could blow from the back to the front (& fill the
> trunk with dirty fluid!) but nothing from front to back. Flexible hose
> was acting as a very efficient one-way valve.
> Incidentally it took me a while (and a search on Google!) to figure
> out how to get the cylinder off - I ended up removing three of the
> nuts that hold the drive shaft to the backplate, & undoing the fourth
> to the end of its thread. That enabled me to pull the axle shaft out
> just enough to get a 3/8" wrench on those little fixing bolts.
> One down one to go!
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