When the time comes to install a new master cylinder the number one most common problem is that owners simply DO NOT follow instructions. Most DIY guys simply take the master cylinder out of the box and bolt it directly up to the brake booster thinking that they can bleed the system from all four corners and this is a big NO-NO—and also the main reason why many people return their master cylinders thinking that their faulty.
The best and most efficient way to bleed your master cylinder is by doing what's called a blench bleed. Bleeding the master cylinder outside of the vehicle does this process and it's the best way to rid your system of the air, which gets caught in the internal chambers of the master cylinder.
By bench bleeding, you avoid having to suck air out of the brake lines and it makes life that much easier. It is also important to mention that once you have your master cylinder fitted snug into a vice you want to take great caution into making sure that the master cylinder is level and that you are working in a clean environment. If the master cylinder is not level it will be difficult to get all the air out and contaminants on your fittings or inside your reservoir are sure to void your warranty while also causing potential failure or poorly performing products.
Lucas Oil Products Tech Tip of the Month
Red 'N' Tacky Grease
When you need to pick up some grease for your wheel bearings or for any projects at home, make sure that you pick up Lucas' Red 'N' Tacky grease. In this month's Lowrider Garage "Tip of the month" we get our hands full of Red 'N' Tacky grease.
The Lucas Red 'N' Tacky Grease is a smooth but sticky, red lithium complex grease that is fortified with rust and oxidation inhibitors. It also comes with good water resistant and washout properties that have excellent mechanical stability and storage life. It is able to withstand heavy loads for extended periods of time. It can be used in many agricultural, automotive and industrial applications. Lucas Red 'N' Tacky Grease is fortified with a high degree of extreme pressure additives that give it a TRUE Timken load, much higher than other greases of this type. It's especially good for sliding surfaces and open gears.
- Rust and oxidation inhibitors
- Excellent mechanical stability
- Made for agricultural, automotive and industrial applications
To learn more about this and other Lucas Oil Products log onto www.lucasoil.com