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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 09:03 AM
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Don't count on current aftermarket cylinders lasting that long.

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Remembering all the time that brake fluid eats paint.... so whatever you do booster / MC & brake fluid-wise, mop up, clean up, rinse well & dry with clean paper towels.....

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Lots of water is all that is required to save paint from brake fluid. What you do after the water is a personal choice and irrelevant ... 🙂
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Is an MC repairable? Or it's just not worth the hassles and just go for a new one for $75 from Centerline.
Yea, you answered you own question. Sure, you can rebuild a MC. But the kit costs a few bucks and rebuilds aren't always successful. So if you can get a new one for $75, it's probably the better deal. Especially when you factor in your time to R&R the MC and bleed the brakes.

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Don't count on current aftermarket cylinders lasting that long.
Right! So if you got 15 years out of the last one, you're doing well.

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Worn valve guides could let a lot of oil flow into the cylinders when gs from a hard turn piles the oil up to one side of the cam tray. My 88 Spider sucks it down the exhaust valves on hard right hand turn. Believe the exhaust side has no valve stem seals.
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Mini, thanks for the additional info. But my issue is definitely related to the brake system. Going to spend my holiday weekend investigating.

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Worn valve guides could let a lot of oil flow into the cylinders when g’s from a hard turn piles the oil up to one side of the cam tray. My 88 Spider sucks it down the exhaust valves on hard right hand turn. Believe the exhaust side has no valve stem seals.
No, has to be brake fluid related if not head gasket.
Valve stem oil seals / valve guides = oil = blue smoke, not white.

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