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post Jan 12 2013, 03:25 PM
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And the brake fluid was roached, probably because the cap on the reservoir had cracked who knows how long ago. The fluid was the color of beer, let's say Newcastle Brown Ale. Bought a new reservoir which arrived today and I'll flush some fresh fluid through the system. That will probably make a huge difference.
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post May 6 2013, 09:42 AM
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The diagnosis is officially bad master cylinder. Rebuild kit is $20, new cylinder was $25 (el cheapo, not a fancy german one obviously). Car is jacked, the wheel is off, and I sprayed the fittings with PB blaster a day or two ago. I'll get it in some time this week, only doing my wife next week, 10 whole years together.
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post May 6 2013, 03:47 PM
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Hah! Good luck. You've tackled a lot with this project, I'm hoping my new hunk a bolts is only mildly problematic for a while...
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post May 9 2013, 02:50 PM
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I went with a German expensive master cylinder, I came over all paranoid when deciding between the two. Has it worked out for you? I mean, she hasn't walked out on your for all the time you spent with the Beetle.

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post May 9 2013, 04:37 PM
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QUOTE(UserDrew @ May 9 2013, 05:50 PM) *
I went with a German expensive master cylinder, I came over all paranoid when deciding between the two. Has it worked out for you? I mean, she hasn't walked out on your for all the time you spent with the Beetle.


She loves the car. We had our first date in it and there's a bit of a story to that as well.
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post May 12 2013, 05:44 PM
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QUOTE(fiber optic @ May 9 2013, 08:37 PM) *
She loves the car. We had our first date in it and there's a bit of a story to that as well.


Does it directly correlate to a major loss of time for working on the car most of a year later?
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