[Vwdiesel] Weird brakes
eriklane at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 14:38:27 PST 2008
How is it that a collapsing hose would cause this? It doesn't make sense to
me. Somehow pressure is being built up in the system and the master cylinder
isn't letting it escape back to the reservoir. Sure when you're pressing on
the pedal it's not supposed to release any pressure, but isn't it open to
the reservoir when the pedal is at rest? When I've looked at one in the past
the holes to the reservoir were open when the pedal was all the way back.
You might be right, but I just can't see it. Could you please explain a bit
more how the hose could cause this? Thank you in advance!!
On Jan 2, 2008 1:21 PM, William Longyard <longyard at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> Sounds to me like he's got a hose that is collapsing. I'd change all
> 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
> > on the sides of the master cylinder the pressure releases and is then
> > 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
> > don't know. This is a strange one that I haven't seen before. Does
> > else out there have any ideas?
> > Thanks!
> > Erik
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