Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

Tech Tip: Bleeding By The Numbers

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Oct 3, 2018 10:28:12 AM

At Master Power Brakes we are in and among brakes everyday of the week and as a result some things have become second nature to us. We talk about processes and even perform them quite often and sometimes we don’t stop to think that others might not actually realize or understand what we are talking about or doing.

The bleeding of brakes is one of those things. We assume that everyone knows what it means to bleed the brakes and how to go about doing. However when we actually speak to someone it can become really obvious that we need to take a step back and explain the process. So with that being said let's discuss what bleeding the brakes truly means, how to do it and why.

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Topics: Tips and Info, tech tip, bleed your 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

Picking the Right Proper Vacuum Hose For Your Brake System

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Sep 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Because we are gear heads, we take every chance to look under the hoods during car shows and swap meets.  One of our guys just got back from a big show and he was surprised by how a mistake he saw so many times. 

To use his words, “How could something like this be wrong on so many vehicles?”

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Topics: How To Series, Master Power Brakes, tech tip, rear disc brake conversion, front disc brake conversion, Converting Power Assisted Brakes, vacuum hose, the right vacuum hose, brake system hose

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

Converting to Power Assisted Brakes Part I:  Why Booster Size Matters

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Jun 25, 2015 10:49:41 AM

Converting from manual to power-assisted brakes is a major upgrade and one of the most common projects that we discuss with customers. Due to the different size requirements for brake boosters and master cylinders, you may need some help sorting out the available options to optimize your vehicle’s brake system performance. That’s where the tech pros here at Master Power Brakes really shine.

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Topics: How To Series, Master Power Brakes, Hard Brake Pedal, calipers, disc brake technology, tech tip, Brake Boosters, Power Assisted Brakes, Converting Power Assisted Brakes

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