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Thread: Servicing master brake cylinder

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Dunnellon,Fl
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    Default Servicing master brake cylinder

    Can I top off the master cylinder on the Colt without removing the pilot's seat? Any tricks to make it easier?-Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Cambridge
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    I haven't found any. In fact it usually means you have to remove the passenger seat also. Why we are on the subject of brakes, what type of fluid is used in the brake system? Is it a brake fluid or a hydraulic fluid?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mason, Ohio
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    Use aircraft 5606 hydraulic fluid in the brake system. Yes you have to remove the seat to top off the master cylinde. If you do a search of this forum for brakes, you will find a detailed discription of how to do it. It's not the same as your car.

    Tom Anderson

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Cambridge
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    Thanks for the info. When I purchased the Colt the owner gave me a clear bottle of red fluid to service the brakes which has since been depleted. I thought it was hydraulic fluid but wanted to make sure before working on the brakes.

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