Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Wheel cylinder rebuilding.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Brakes: Wheel cylinder rebuilding.

    Last edited by BubbaBear; 03-13-2012, 07:26 PM. Reason: Damn I know how to spell cylinder
    sigpic

  • #2
    I've always used brake fluid to hone. Of course, the fluid doesn't need removed but the fine detritus does. Just use an aerosol brake cleaner. Also clean the pistons.

    As a caution, after honing, examine the cylinder walls. At some point, it's best to replace with new cylinders or send the old ones to be re-sleeved.
    Last edited by rockne10; 03-13-2012, 07:39 PM.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

    Comment


    • #3
      u can also hone with denatured alcohol, it is less vile than brake fluid
      1947 M5 under restoration
      a bunch of non-Stude stuff

      Comment


      • #4
        Perfect time to switch to DOT 5 brake fluid. Doesn't eat paint, doesn't absorb water. Pricey but worth it.

        Comment


        • #5
          If you have not removed the bleeder do so before you clean. Otherwise debris will be trapped behind. If the bleeder is rusted or chewed up you can get new ones at your FLAPS. Don't hone too much. Pits behind where the pistons move are not a problem but any in the piston area mean you should probably replace the cylinder.
          _______________
          http://stude.vonadatech.com
          https://jeepster.vonadatech.com

          Comment

          Working...
          X