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  Topic: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
Notablecarrot3

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:06 am   Subject: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
My dad took the master cylinder to bits, is this the correct order for putting it back together?

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  Topic: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 29
Views: 3421

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:49 am   Subject: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
How old are your soft brake lines? They may have collapsed internally and are restricting fluid flow to and from the master and slave cylinders.

Replaced in 2008... Mad

Sounds like the MC but h ...
  Topic: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 29
Views: 3421

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:10 am   Subject: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
How old are your soft brake lines? They may have collapsed internally and are restricting fluid flow to and from the master and slave cylinders.

Replaced in 2008... Mad
  Topic: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 29
Views: 3421

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:07 am   Subject: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
Thanks for your help, I've correctly adjusted the pushrod, 1mm of play, however problems persist.

When I push the pedal down it then goes floppy, the piston in the mc is obviously getting stuck?! ...
  Topic: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 29
Views: 3421

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:48 am   Subject: New master cylinder, pedal jammed? Push rod?
Hi guys,

I've been having seriously annoying brake trouble, my old master cylinder stopped working, bought a new one, turned out to be bad too. My car is a '67 standard model which originally had s ...
  Topic: Bleeding brakes, no fluid coming through...
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 13
Views: 955

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:38 am   Subject: Bleeding brakes, no fluid coming through...
Thanks for your replies, I still haven't got anywhere, gravity bleed doesn't work, even pushing down on the pedal slowly with all the bleed valves open I can get a drip of fluid from the rear right on ...
  Topic: Bleeding brakes, no fluid coming through...
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 13
Views: 955

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:04 am   Subject: Bleeding brakes, no fluid coming through...
May sound silly, but are you sure you have flow from the reservoir to the master?

There's definitely flow, checked that yesterday, with the system under pressure, I loosened the lines from the mc ...
  Topic: Bleeding brakes, no fluid coming through...
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 13
Views: 955

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:38 am   Subject: Bleeding brakes, no fluid coming through...
Hi guys, I've been trying to bleed the brakes of my beetle for the last 3 months, yes you've read rightly! lack of time and motivation means I've taken a long time.

I have changed the master cylind ...
  Topic: No spark, dizzy cap? Leads? Condensor?
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 5
Views: 486

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:17 pm   Subject: No spark, dizzy cap? Leads? Condensor?
Hi Guys, I've been slacking on my beetle for the last year, anyway, out with the tired 1200 engine and time for a mildly tuned 1385 a friend built. The engine's never been run since modifications and ...
  Topic: Once warm splutters and won't rev.
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 4
Views: 430

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:45 am   Subject: Once warm splutters and won't rev.
Hi guys, firstly I'm starting to hate my beetle after 4 years of ownership, problem after problem after problem Crying or Very sad

Basically now my problem is that when I start it up it runs perfectly until t ...
  Topic: Contagious Coil & Electronic Ignition Disease?
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 2
Views: 353

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:36 pm   Subject: Contagious Coil & Electronic Ignition Disease?
Hi guys,

This is the weirdest thing that's ever happened to me so I'd like to see if it's happened before. Speaking to professional mechanics they have heard of this problem but don't know the caus ...
  Topic: Shaking at speed
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 3
Views: 463

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:00 am   Subject: Shaking at speed
I reused the clutch mechanism but changed the plate.

I've only had the problem for a few months and before that I had no problem at all so it is something the car has developed...

It feels almos ...
  Topic: Shaking at speed
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 3
Views: 463

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:47 am   Subject: Shaking at speed
Hi guys,

When I drive my bug I get a rough patch between roughly 2500 and 3500 revs (no rev counter sorry). It feels almost like the car's only on 3 cylinders and makes the car shake really badly a ...
  Topic: Fixing rear camber? i searched
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 13
Views: 1917

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:59 am   Subject: Fixing rear camber? i searched
Toe really is a killer, all those people saying camber ruins tires are talking 100% bullshit!

Camber only makes the tires wear unevenly, not any faster...
  Topic: Lets see the VWs in snow
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 1074
Views: 204144

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:21 am   Subject: Lets see the VWs in snow
I like snow!!

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  Topic: Who's got photo skills? post them up
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 1734
Views: 338681

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:14 pm   Subject: Who's got photo skills? post them up
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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomwheatley/6871309281/]Hang on Bro! by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tomwheatley/]Tom.Wheatley, o ...
  Topic: Who's got photo skills? post them up
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 1734
Views: 338681

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:26 am   Subject: Who's got photo skills? post them up
Some star trails shit mixed with a few other techniques I was testing Smile

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  Topic: VW's by Nightpics, post them!
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 705
Views: 126643

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:50 pm   Subject: VW's by Nightpics, post them!
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  Topic: Who's got photo skills? post them up
Notablecarrot3

Replies: 1734
Views: 338681

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:59 pm   Subject: Who's got photo skills? post them up
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  Topic: Slammed Bay Window photos
Notablecarrot3

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Views: 1081015

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:43 am   Subject: Slammed Bay Window photos
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