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Old 06-20-2012, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GMR
Master cyl is leaking and running down inside the car. Didn't take it out yet so I don't know if it is pitted or not.

Do you think having it sleeved and then rebuilding it myself is better than buying new? I'm thinking once it's sleeved I'll probably never need to buy a new one, only rebuild it again if necessary.

I'm assuming Wagner is a reputable replacement. I can get a new Wagner MC49221 for $75 and free shipping.
Unless this is a show car/numbers matching/original survivor, etc., I'd be putting a dual pot MC on it, post-haste!

If you are bound to keep it a single reservoir, you can see if the bore is pitted. If not, a simple hone and rebuild kit (if you can still buy such a thing) would be my choice over a new or rebuilt unit unless cost is no factor.

I agree sleeving it is not usually a DIY repair; it requires precise fitting, the sleeve itself, and rebuild kit to boot.
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