Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

How Does a Combination Valve Work?

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 5, 2018 2:15:00 PM

A Combination Valve is just what the name implies…a valve that does a combination of things. The problem is people get confused as to what is happening within the valve and what might be going on. With the information below, we hope some of this gets explained.

Many people will call this particular valve a Proportioning Valve. That isn't necessarily 100% incorrect as a portion of the valve does perform that function. The proper and technical name for this valve is a Combination Valve. To begin, we should discuss why it is called a Combination Valve. As we mentioned earlier, this valve does a combination of things and is made up of several different segments doing many different things. There is the Pressure Differential Switch and Valve, the Metering Valve and the Proportioning Valve. Read below to learn more.

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Topics: Tips and Info, Shop News (Product Info)

Brake Valve Overview

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on Dec 5, 2018 10:37:00 AM

There are many different valves used in the conversion from drum brakes to disc brakes and in brake systems in general. Have you ever wondered about the various types of valves that make up your brake system and what they do? This post offers a description of what some of those valves are and how they relate to your vehicle and situation.

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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: 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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Combination Valve Bleeder Kit

Posted by Master Power Brakes Team on May 31, 2018 9:07:06 AM

What does this little white thing do? This is a question we hear on a regular basis when a customer is looking through all of the components that are included within the Combination Valve Kit. The answer is a Combination Valve Bleeder Tool. The next question generally goes something like “Why do I need this?” Read on a little and we will tell you.

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