[xj] Musings on Brake Master Cylinders

“J&L Autoworks” <@J_L_Autoworks>

Hi list,
I promise not to beat this dead horse any more after this. I
checked with my three favorite Jag parts suppliers and two of them won’t
even deal with rebuilt cylinders, the other will get one grudgingly. The
prices for a Series II or III master ranges from $115-$145. IMHO there is
absolutely NO reason to take the risk at that price.
Cheers,
Jeb Boyd
V-12 Engine List Admin
British Car Junkie
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Jeb

The problem with any rebuilt part is that you never know who
actually did the rebuild, or how well it might have been done. For
that matter, even new parts can be bad, right? How many times
have you been bitten by a new part?

There are a few sources I will swear by, some I avoid like the
plague, even for new parts.

I do my own rebuilds on any part that I can. At least then I know if
it’s done right. In fact I just did the master cylinder a couple of
weeks ago.

for me, my time is a lot less valuable than my money. Of course if
you own a shop and you are trying to make a living, it would likely
cost the customer more for you to rebuild a master cylinder
correctly (as an example) than to sell him a brand new one, and as
a bonus YOU take the liability if the rebuilt part fails.

MarvinOn 12 Jul 00, at 13:55, J&L Autoworks wrote:

Hi list,
I promise not to beat this dead horse any more after this. I
checked with my three favorite Jag parts suppliers and two of them won’t
even deal with rebuilt cylinders, the other will get one grudgingly. The
prices for a Series II or III master ranges from $115-$145. IMHO there is
absolutely NO reason to take the risk at that price.
Cheers,
Jeb Boyd
V-12 Engine List Admin
British Car Junkie
j_lautoworks@pa.net

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“Craig Sawyers” <@Craig_Sawyers2>

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Jeb

The problem with any rebuilt part is that you never know who
actually did the rebuild, or how well it might have been done. For
that matter, even new parts can be bad, right? How many times
have you been bitten by a new part?

I bought a new one from Jag here in the UK. �70UK - so why bother with
rebuilds when a new Jag part is so cheap?

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