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RE: Help- No brakes on '86 5kt when hot

My bets are on master cylinder.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	jwms@hpe.infi.net [SMTP:jwms@hpe.infi.net]
> Sent:	Saturday, October 11, 1997 4:07 PM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	Help- No brakes on '86 5kt when hot 
> My '86 5kt loses the brakes when the car gets very hot from driving in
> heavy traffic on a hot day.  The pedal goes to the floor but no brake
> warning lights come on.  The brakes come back with a hard pedal if the
> car is parked for 20 or 30 minutes.
> Replacing the fluid with Castrol LTM Dot 4 did not solve the problem.
> I checked the archives and found a similar problem on an 87 5ktq, but
> could not find any indication as to what finally solved the problem.
> I am thinking master cylinder but thought I would ask the list before
> I
> start replacing things.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jim