Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-05 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Mitch, Your email arrived last night? Did exactly that test, couple of times. No spots, the reservoir level didn't change. I've ordered a FTE master cylinder from Auto Haus AZ, $144 plus shipping, should have that by Thursday evening. Interestingly I can find rebuild kits for FTE MCs,

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 05/08/2015 8:14 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Mitch, Your email arrived last night? Did exactly that test, couple of times. No spots, the reservoir level didn't change. I've ordered a FTE master cylinder from Auto Haus AZ, $144 plus shipping, should have that by Thursday evening.

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-05 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Thanks Randy. How easy was it to inspect the bore? Something that can be done in a junk yard? Time/money trade off: don't forget the risk of an accident when the inferior cheapo master cylinder from FLAPS fails. SWMBO has decided she won't drive THE 1995 MERCEDES-BENZ E300 ANDREW until the

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-05 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
We just looked down the bore with a light and it looked fine to me. RB On 05/08/2015 5:18 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Thanks Randy. How easy was it to inspect the bore? Something that can be done in a junk yard? Time/money trade off: don't forget the risk of an accident when the

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-04 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Park it over a dry spot and pump the brakes a bit. If there are no obvious leaks, MC seems likely. Leaks in lines, hoses or calipers should put fluid on the ground. Which reminds me, the e320 had that sinking feeling when I moved it last night. Need go move it again and check for spots in the

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-03 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Very funny. The car type should ALWAYS be in the subject line. On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Which car? Crosley Sport Utility! Pay attention! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-02 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Which car? On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 6:51 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I will see if I have one, although he does not have to pay me. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 1, 2015, at 1:16 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Kaleb - if you

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-02 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Geez Craig give me a brake. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 1, 2015, at 12:19 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:58:32 -0600 Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The master cylinder is the usual cause of sinking break pedal. If you can pump

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Kaleb - if you get a headlight switch for Craig from one of your 123 or 114/115/116 junkers and send it to him, and I think he will send you $10 plus shipping. - Max Charleston SC On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 1:33 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Geez

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:31:53 -0400 Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: SWMBO says that she had to pump the brakes to stop the car on one occasion yesterday. I'm planning to check the fluid level and look for leaks, but I'm suspicious of the master cylinder. The master

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:58:32 -0600 Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The master cylinder is the usual cause of sinking break pedal. If you can pump the breaks up, that also points to the master cylinder. A fellow student recently had a sinking break pedal, Make that brake and

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I should add that the brake system failed the press and hold test each time. - Max Charleston SC ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I did the press and hold brake pedal test several times, engine running, and then moved the car and looked for brake fluid (found none) and also watched the reservoir level (it didn't seem to drop). Current master cylinder is a replacement (aftermarket, no identifying marks that I can find) which

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:16:12 -0400 Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Kaleb - if you get a headlight switch for Craig from one of your 123 or 114/115/116 junkers and send it to him, and I think he will send you $10 plus shipping. Yes, Kaleb, do you have a W123 headlight

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Max wrote: SWMBO says that she had to pump the brakes to stop the car on one occasion yesterday. I'm planning to check the fluid level and look for leaks, but I'm suspicious of the master cylinder. It depends. All you have said is had to pump the brakes to stop the car - which not

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Meade wrote: I was considering rebuilding the MC because it is relatively young and the cylinder may be fine, but can't find a source on-line for the parts. I have 123s - and I failed to find any rebuild parts for the brake or clutch master cylinders.

Re: [MBZ] That sinking (brake) feeling

2015-08-01 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I will see if I have one, although he does not have to pay me. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 1, 2015, at 1:16 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Kaleb - if you get a headlight switch for Craig from one of your 123 or 114/115/116 junkers and send it to him, and I think