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Ebony

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Hi, I'm new to the forum, and am looking at buying a  1971 T1 beetle, but I was reading about it and the guy said it has a master Cyl problem, or something wrong with the brakes, I was just wondering if anyone could quote about how much it would cost to fix this in Australia?

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I would contact a VW club in your area and find a shop that specializes in air-cooled VWs. The price would depend on what is wrong with the brake system - it could be as simple as having them adjusted properly.


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68autobug

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Originally Posted by Ebony
Hi, I'm new to the forum, and am looking at buying a  1971 T1 beetle, but I was reading about it and the guy said it has a master Cyl problem, or something wrong with the brakes, I was just wondering if anyone could quote about how much it would cost to fix this in Australia?

Thank you :3


Hi Ebony,
I live in Scone NSW Australia....
Once air is inside a beetle's brake system it can be a long drawn out process to eliminate the air...
After replacing all My brake hoses , brake cylinders etc...
it took a lot of bottles of brake fluid to get the brakes to work properly.

The car You are looking at , May need a new master cylinder... as brake fluid sucks in moisture and the moisture eats/pits into the walls of the master cylinder rendering them un-useable...
if a hose has been replaced and air is in the system...
The brakes may work when pumped up and may go to the floor when first pushed.....
If the brake hoses are the originals - they may be soft and inflate when pressure is applied...

If none of the brakes have been upgraded over the years...
You should replace the rear brake cylinders - and front and rear brake hoses - and the master cylinder ....

I was told by a VW parts shop In Australia that everyone who buys a master cylinder repair kit ALWAYS return later for a New aster cylinder...

Where are You located??

Lee


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Ebony

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Thanks guys!
I'm located in QLD, just about 2 hours away from Brissy.

I hope that It won't cost me much if i do buy the car, because I'm a student, and I just don't think I can afford it.
GOSH, I wish I could get payments from centrelink. hahaha!

Thanks so much for your help~
Sorry I'm late replying, I have been a bit busy :/
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68autobug

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OK
You are located in Brisbane capital city of Queensland
WE are on an international website here..
Bleeding the brakes May fix Your problem...
as VW beetle brake bleeding is usually much harder than normal cars..

cheers

LEE in Australia






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