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Old 12-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #16
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There are recommendations there and there as to replace them lines at about 6 yrs.
Boy that sux for me and my 1979 cx500.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #17
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I rebuilt the master cylinder, and... success! No more dragging.

Feels really good.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #18
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The master cylinder has two port, fill and relief.
The relief is very small in diameter and can become plugged or partially plugged.

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:18 AM   #19
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Good. Funny how sometimes seemingly unrelated work affects the other parts. May not be your case but anytime I find corrosion or such binding or creating seeps in one part of the system, I'll go look at the other parts.

Could be just me being anal about brakes, but complete dissassembly of MCs and calipers for cleaning/inspections every few years sure has saved me much $$$ over the years. Rebuild kits are much cheaper than new MCs/calipers.
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