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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 11 Oct 2020 20:11 #215387

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Before fitting new seals, the cylinder needs to be rust free. If not, the new seals will tear as they pass over the rust.

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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 12 Oct 2020 00:05 #215393

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As for fluid leakage I would look ALL the lines over very closely.. If you are planning on driving it much I would replace ALL the rusty mild steel lines with modern Stainless steel tubing. and definitely replace all the rubber lines as they are probably rotted out from the inside?

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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 12 Oct 2020 00:09 #215394

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Yes I understund, I do it with scotch brite but you can see the surface is not realy smooth of the inner line of the master brake cylinder. I try off-course, when I have lucky the cylinder give me brake pressure.

But my ideas is to change for a complete new kit.
brake kit
More custom and brand new, I drive only a little around with low speed....50 km/h. What do you think about this?

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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 12 Oct 2020 00:26 #215395

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And for long service use a silicon based brake fluid.

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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 12 Oct 2020 02:38 #215397

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My opinion is, when you drive every day long distance you have never problems with this issue`s. I have a Patrol 2.8 TD, Landcruiser 4.2 D and never problems with the brake`s.

I forget to tell, I live on Cape Verde where I bought all cars and mini trucks. The problem is ....I drive not regular with the Bedford, and....the installation and healt off the parts are not soo good.

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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 12 Oct 2020 21:30 #215405

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Hi Dutchman, For me it doesn't matter if I drive it slow and only once a year, you still have to know that the brakes will work and that no one gets injured or worse because a short cut was made on not fixing the brakes properly.
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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 12 Oct 2020 21:42 #215407

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Yes you are right, I want to be sure the brakes working properly and efficiënt.
I am in conversation with a seller from e-bay about an installation under dash brake pedal complete with booster and brakecylinder.
I have a flair kit to make hydr. lines, and soo go on.

I want to refresh the complete system by new parts, brakes are very important and I have plenty time.
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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 12 Oct 2020 22:13 #215409

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Hello Dutchman, I would be very surprised if your Bedford requires a new brake pedal or any other part inside the cabin.
My advice is to remove the Master Cylinder from inside the engine compartment or wherever else it is mounted . Also remove the brake slave cylinder from each wheel and have a brake repairman inspect them and advise whether they require re-sleeving or whether they can be made serviceable with new rubbers with, or without honing.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 10 Nov 2020 23:32 #216247

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Hi, We have received the master brake cylinder repair kit and installed cf. Note: the valve`s are very important too, its al little more work but finally the best resultate of proper working.

Now looking forward for the power brake booster kit, it need to renovation also.
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Brakes Bedford J5 truck 11 Nov 2020 08:39 #216256

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That is good news, Dutchman. Have you removed and inspected the slave cylinders from each wheel?
As the Master cylinder needed repair it is very likely that the cylinders in the wheels also need repairing. If it was my truck I would repair them before I start on the brake booster.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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