Jump to content
Ultimate Subaru Message Board
sjschlag

1979 GL brake question

Recommended Posts

I just blew a rear wheel cylinder, and noticed that the front reservoir is still full. Are the master cyls. on these cars split front to rear or is there a proportioning valve? I don't want to drive it of the front and rear are tied together but if they aren't I really need it to get around! The soonest I can get a wheel cylinder is next Wednesday...

 

Thanks,

 

-Sam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a seized rear brake on my gl, so I took the brake pads out and used a brad that fit perfectly it the brake line to seal that cylinder off so it wouldn't move. It would probably be better than letting it leak out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got my wheel cylinders today. Should I replace the. Rear brake lines while I'm at it? Are these a custom made-to-order type of deal or are there places you can buy them? I haven't really had a chance to check them out seeing as how I just moved and still haven't put my shop in order...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't worry about them unless either 1. The rubber is cracking or 2. The hard lines look like their very badly corroded. I'm not sure where you would get them, I would try napa or your local auto parts store.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I highly doubt you'll find prebent lines for this era, you'll most likely end up having to bend the tubing to fit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I highly doubt you'll find prebent lines for this era, you'll most likely end up having to bend the tubing to fit.

Your probably right, but it still doesn't hurt to ask. Sometimes the people behind the counter may know of a place to get them, even if they need to be custom made, it's worth a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I send customers to advance auto, the one down the road from where I work will bend them for you if you have one to pattern by. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most NAPA shops can bend lines, and most anyplace that advertises "Hydraulic lines made here" can help as well.

 

"I know of a guy who's addicted to brake fluid...he says he can stop anytime...."

 

Good Luck with the bleeding o' the brakes!

 

Respectfully,

Timothy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×