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brake resevoir diaphram

PostPosted: August 2nd 2014, 5:44am
by octavecircle
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:



MMMM BEER
i really hate second shift

Re: brake resevoir diaphram

PostPosted: August 2nd 2014, 6:10am
by Astro Pop
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.

Re: brake resevoir diaphram

PostPosted: August 2nd 2014, 6:17am
by Lumpy
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.


Lump

Re: brake resevoir diaphram

PostPosted: August 2nd 2014, 1:35pm
by Astrofarian
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:



MMMM BEER
i really hate second shift

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:

Re: brake resevoir diaphram

PostPosted: August 2nd 2014, 1:44pm
by RECox286
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.)

Uncle Bob