[MR2] Anyone rebuilt a mastrer cylinder before?
wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 3 14:08:10 EST 2009
Well, yesterday I got a surprise. Being unemployed since March and going
back to school in 2 weeks, I thought it would be nice to finally fix that
pesky s l o w (every 6 months top off) m/c and while I was at it replace the
original brake hoses.
I spoke with my friend Ralph Willis at Maita Toyota - I have known Ralph for
years and he is an ex factory mechanic with lots of advice - anyway -
Toyota no longer stocks the master cylinder for the 85-86 - don't know about
the 87 but Ralph said by the part number it changed a bit - no remans
But he discovered that there is an assembly you can buy that fits in the
"bore" - he said some honing should be done first to clean out the bore -
told me the procedure - anyone done this?
It surprises me because usually a manufacturer will stop supplying sheet
metal or trim before necessary parts -
Wondering if any of you have done this?
BTW the savings would be substantial - a new m/c if available would be about
$185 (my cost) - list over $200 - while the kit he said was around $60.
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