Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

Tech Tip: Choosing The Right Brake Fluid For Your Ride!

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Aug 31, 2018 2:38:00 PM

Let’s be clear up front – if your brake fluid has not been changed in over a year, you are past-due to replace it. Brake fluid is hygroscopic- it naturally absorbs water from humidity present in the air. Therefore, it requires regular maintenance.

 

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Topics: Tips and Info, tech tip, brake fluids

Bleeding a Master Cylinder the Master Power Brakes Way

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jun 29, 2018 4:38:51 PM

If you are a person that enjoys bleeding a master cylinder, you are a rarity!! The traditional method of bleeding a master cylinder involves a pair of rubber hoses that have to go from the ports on the master cylinder up and into the reservoir. Invariably, as soon as you start the process, one of the hoses pops out and slings brake fluid all over the shop and that is when you wish there was another way.

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Topics: How To Series, Video Guide, Master Power Brakes, brake fluids, bleed your brakes, Combination Valve Bleeder Tool, Bleed a Master Cylinder

Bench Bleeding a Master Cylinder

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Feb 28, 2017 1:48:10 PM

Bench bleeding your master cylinder is not necessarily all that complicated, but if we can make it even easier for you…we will. What is bench bleeding a master cylinder you might ask and why should I do it? It’s a process done before starting the process of bleeding the brakes on the rest of the vehicle. Typically done on the work bench (hence the name), this will remove the air from the master cylinder which then speeds up and makes bleeding the rest of the system much easier.

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Topics: How To Series, Master Power Brakes, conversion kits, tech tip, brake fluids, bleed your brakes, bench bleeding a master cylinder

More Expensive Is Not Always The Best Option: Choosing the Right Brake Pads and Brake Fluid For Your Classic Car

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Aug 25, 2014 4:51:11 PM

Brake pads and brake fluid are two important yet often overlooked components of every braking system. Neither of these items has the same wow factor as a fancy rotor upgrade, but just like rotors, brake pads are wear parts that need proper attention so you can get the most out of your classic ride’s brake system.  We can make the same case for your brake fluid too.  Brake fluid is not a wear part in the traditional sense of the word, but over time, brake fluid goes bad.

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Topics: Shop News (Product Info), Tips and Info, brake fluids, Brake Pads, Brake Maintenance

How To: Syringe Bleed a Master Cylinder

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 12, 2012 10:20:30 AM

Sometimes we get questions from folks wondering why we include syringes with our power disc brake conversion systems and how to use them.  This illustrated post explains brake syringes and what to do with them. 


Plastic Syringe for Bleeding Brakes
 
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Topics: How To Series, Tips and Info, Master Power Brakes, brake fluids, bleed your brakes, bench bleeding a master cylinder, Bleed a Master Cylinder

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