[Vwdiesel] Weird brakes

William Longyard longyard at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jan 2 13:21:50 PST 2008

Sounds to me like he's got a hose that is collapsing.  I'd change all three 
brake hoses.

Bill Longyard

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Erik Lane" <eriklane at gmail.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 4:09 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Weird brakes

> My brother is having an odd problem on his rabbit, and I don't know what 
> to
> tell him.
> His brakes will work fine for anywhere from 20-50 miles, but then slowly
> build up pressure until the car wants to stop. If he opens the two nozzles
> on the sides of the master cylinder the pressure releases and is then fine
> again for a while. This happens over and over. He recently put a new 
> master
> cylinder and one new brake line on the car, and afterwards is when this
> started.
> My opinion is that the new master cylinder is somehow faulty, but I really
> don't know. This is a strange one that I haven't seen before. Does anyone
> else out there have any ideas?
> Thanks!
> Erik
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