I would have sent it back as soon as you spotted the leak. Not every new part is perfect. Sometimes you get a bad part and have to send it back. Since it's over a year old you should just rebuild it.
Thanks. That's what I decided to do. I ordered a rebuild kit for it last night from Summit. It was just $21.I would have sent it back as soon as you spotted the leak. Not every new part is perfect. Sometimes you get a bad part and have to send it back. Since it's over a year old you should just rebuild it.
Thanks. My perception was that Wilwood made top quality stuff. But maybe not.Wilwood and McLeod seem to have their fair share of issues. I imagine its a bore that doesn't have the proper surface finish, or the seal is a little crimped. Either way, it should be replaced immediately.
Man, that doesn't sound very encouraging!I have replaced many of the Tilton, Wilwood and Howe cylinders over the years. When racing stock cars regularly, we keep spare cylinders at all times and replaced them as soon as a leak was detected. Most would last 20-30 races, but we replaced them every winter no matter how long they had been installed. I have never really noticed a difference among the brands, but none seem to last very long. I wonder if it has something to do with the quality or type of rubber used for the cups and its compatibility with modern brake fluids.
Ii am confused as to how a leaking wilwood master cylinder can be absolutely perfect. I have a wilwood brake single master cylinder that started leaking at about 200 miles and I find it far from perfect.I've got a '55 Chevy with a T56 and I'm using My Wilwood clutch master cylinder and it is seeping a little.
Probably just a few drops a day underneath car.
The mounting bracket I'm using for the master is angle adjustable so the shaft is perfectly straight into the master coming from the clutch pedal.
I installed this master more than a year ago but haven't even driven the car 200 miles yet. However, it's been seeping like this since not long after I first installed it and got the system bled. Might have been from the very start but went unnoticed for a little while. The reservoir has only dropped about 1/4" over this amount of time and I've never put any more fluid in since I originally bled it.
Other than this little issue my hydraulic clutch system is absolutely perfect. It's the best feeling clutch I've ever owned.
I guess I need to get a rebuild kit for it. I'm just confused why it is giving me any trouble in the first place. Anybody else had this kind of trouble? Are these things prone to leaking?
It's leaking towards the rear of the master where the shaft enters the plunger.
Here's a pic to see how it's mounted on my firewall and it shows my adjustable angle bracket.
Here's what it looks like out of the box that also shows the remote reservoir kit I got with it.