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    Break cylinder = Renew or refurb?

    Evening ladies and gents.. Just a quick question before I bite bullet and spend some dosh.. My 65 chevy malibu needs the break cyclinders looking at. One has seized and one is leaking.. The car has been standing for a while so i was going to sort all four corners out.

    Now Kanter do a kit that overhauls the complete break system but doesn't replace the cylinders. It includes a overhaul kit for the cylinders themselves?? Is this any good or shall I just replace the cylinders with brand new ones at more cost?

    Cheers..

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    New every time for me. Safety is one thing I don't compromise.
    Can you be sure old cylinders and pistons are not worn or scored?

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    For what they cost just change the cylinders.

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    Yep, replace them.

    Quicker to do, no messing about with siezed bleed screws, and you will not end up doing the job again in a years time.

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    what they all said, new always.

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    LOL thats a unanimous decision.. New ones it is I guess thanks guys

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    If its the rear ones, you'll probably find they're easily obtainable over here. GM used the same type of cylinders for yonks.
    Check with your local american parts dealer. I know Chris at WASP can get stuff like this in quickly.

    For the front, you'd do yourself a lot of favours by converting to discs. The best kind of kit is the ones where the whole front spindle assembly from a 70-81 camaro / firebird (and loads of other models) is used. These involve a new tubular upper wishbone which (with the later spindles) greatly improves suspension geometry and improves handling like you wouldn't believe.

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    www.rockauto.com give these ago


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    Jack and Briz many thans for in depth replies.. Interesting thought Briz on the front conversion.. Will pay that some mind.. Especially if its improves handling.. Thankfully this car is pretty well catered for parts wise.. The only problem I am going to have is repairing rust all along the bottom of the windscreen and a small ammount along the side of the windscreen..

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    Sounds exactly like the rust problem I had. When you get the screen, try to get new clips to hold the stainless trim on; they're probably rusted to nothing. I ended up glueing the trim on with silicone.

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