brake resevoir diaphram

brake resevoir diaphram

Postby octavecircle [OP] » August 2nd 2014, 5:44am

Well with my recent brake problem which seems to have rectified itself... :shrug: I checked my fluid today and found that one side of the diapham was sucked into the reservoir and has been distorted and one half is now bigger and is a pain to get it to fit right .
Ill post a pic tomorrow.. just wondering anyone else had this happen? Causes? :confused:



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Re: brake resevoir diaphram

Postby Astro Pop » August 2nd 2014, 6:10am

Is it swollen or just twisted? I have seen brake systems screwed up by someone adding incorrect fluid. If it's swollen you need to check the entire system. You'll possibly have rubber seals in calipers and cylinders swollen too.
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Re: brake resevoir diaphram

Postby Lumpy » August 2nd 2014, 6:17am

Mine's always been that way. Diaphragm is distorted and sunken into the reservoir.

I suppose I should consider replacing it. But the van stops when I push on the "Don't Go" pedal.


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Re: brake resevoir diaphram

Postby Astrofarian » August 2nd 2014, 1:35pm

octavecircle wrote:Well with my recent brake problem which seems to have rectified itself... :shrug: I checked my fluid today and found that one side of the diapham was sucked into the reservoir and has been distorted and one half is now bigger and is a pain to get it to fit right .
Ill post a pic tomorrow.. just wondering anyone else had this happen? Causes? :confused:



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Doctor told me years ago that one was usually bigger...and one usually hung lower. Try BOXERS if you're still uncomfortable with this. Hope this helps...snicker. :2:
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Re: brake resevoir diaphram

Postby RECox286 » August 2nd 2014, 1:44pm

Heads up, FYI:

Whatever the brake system "rubber" components are actually made of, it seems that any other

fluid mixed into the DOT 3 brake fluid will cause those parts to swell. It is called contamination,

and gives immediate cause for concern. The only cure for swollen parts is the replacement of

them, and a flushing of the liquid in the system. Don't fool with suspect contamination, it can be

deadly. (I can't stress this too much.)

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