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Hi,

In the continuing saga to improve the brakes there's only the master cylinder left to look at. My local alfa specialist and my renovation book says don't bother with a rebuild as the problem may be the bores not just the seals but at £340 for a new cylinder or £40 for a rebuild kit, is it worth a try, especially as the car has only done 54k.

Anyone had success with a rebuild?

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My local alfa specialist and my renovation book says don't bother with a rebuild as the problem may be the bores not just the seals but at £340 for a new cylinder or £40 for a rebuild kit, is it worth a try, especially as the car has only done 54k.
It sounds tempting to save the money but I suspect that it will be a false economy if you want to keep the car for any length of time. And do you really want to be a cheapskate on a significant safety feature such as the brakes?

Having said that, £340 is a ton of money so I see your dilemma. I don't know what model you have but Alfaholics do a conversion kit for 105 based cars that use a standard Girling MC for quite a bit less RHD Single Circuit Race Brake Master Cylinder Conversion Kit | Classic Alfa Romeo spare parts and accessories. Or if you are any good at metalwork you could fabricate a similar item yourself pretty cheaply.
 

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thanks Cosmo i'll look into those
 

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Yeah mine is the dual system, twice the problems and twice as expensive to repair!

You're right, I'll have a good look before i shell out.
 
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