Master cylinder rebuild

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  1. laraza

    laraza Turbocharged

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    so, I've got a front master cylinder rebuild kit but have heard a few people on FB say that there is a circlip that needs to be removed which is a pain in the a** to get to.

    Has anyone encountered this and do you have any tips to make the removal easier?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Why rebuild? If my brakes get spongy and a lot of leaver travel - I just push the brake pistons all the way in to the bottom (After i have cracked the bleeder so the fluid has somewhere to go) then do a fluid change and pump the leaver up and the pistons back out to the disc - Dont pump the brakes up until the caliper is refitted with the pads in......
    I did this just yesterday on my 2005 Turbo R3.
     
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    Tried that and it only improved the feel for a short time, rebuild kit was cheap so thought I'd have a go at that to see if it solves it then heard about the circlip :confused:
     
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    Ha bloody ha! :D
     
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    I have seen M/C's with a tiny keeper clip. Usually though they are a very weak thing and with the correct parallel pin punch and a short sharp thump it comes out with the old plunger. What parts are in the rebuild kit?
     
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    That is a big bastid serious Sir-Clip. You need some clip pliers.
     
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    Apparently it's the location which makes it difficult to get out hence my original post
     
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    Aha - I see. Yup I can see why that could be an interesting exercise. You need a toolmaker!.
     
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