[200q20v] Soft brakes ... master cylinder?

Arun Rao rao at pixar.com
Tue Aug 15 17:41:47 EDT 2000

C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
> On another note:  do either/both of you bleed your own brakes?  Do you use a >pressure bleeder, or do the old "pump and hold the pedal" technique using a 
> helper?  Did you bleed the brakes recently relative to the failure?

Well, the brakes *were* bled recently (pads replaced a couple of weeks
ago). Don't know what technique he uses, but this must only be the third
or so time that the brakes have *ever* been bled.  (I had the brake
fluid replaced at 60K, but have ignored it since -- it's at 121K now).
> Replacing the master cylinder is very simple; couple bolts, some brake line connections, and then bleed the entire braking system. BTDT on a co-worker's '86 5k wagon.

It certainly looks simple -- unfortunately, my house is undergoing major
surgery, so I won't be able to get into the garage for a couple of


Arun Rao
Pixar Animation Studios
Pt. Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-3526

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