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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-05-2008, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face Brake master concern on a 1987 325i!

I'm working on a 1987 325i. The brake fluid is coming into the drivers floor. Not by gushes but it has the carpets some what wet with brake fluid. I began to replace the master because I thought that it was coming from behind the master at the rod. It was dry but I replaced it any way, it was a little old and the rubber seal didn't look too healthy. As I filled the reservoir the fluid didn't top off to the full mark but began coming out of a tube that was on the side of the reservoir a little bit over the midway line where the two halves of the reservoir are bonded. It has a hose that connects to it and goes behind the brake booster and into the fire wall slightly above where it bolts up. Sorry this is so long...
Any way, my question: Is it normal for the fluid to come out of this little port, or nozzle? I'm not sure that it is but I'de rather ask people with more experience with this model than I do. It's my neighbors car and I want to do a good job for him.
It's my first technical question and it was long. Sorry to be a pest.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thank you very, very much. I'll look into it. It makes sense now.
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no worries, i had mine go out about a year ago...fun job...lol
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You are not kidding! This was my first time removing one of these and it was a nightmare. I'm no small dude. Fitting my body in the position that I needed to get to the bolts was an adventure.
I removed it and found that the hose that slips over the connector was chaffed. I purchased some fuel line to remedy the worn hose but I dout that fuel line is sufficient. I may have to go and buy a piece of hose at BMW dealer. That little sprng that keeps the tension on the pedal ate through it. Again, thanks a lot for the help. You didn't have to and that means a lot.
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I'm reinstalling the original clutch master with a new hose. Question: what did you do to keep the tensioner spring, right above the master, from maintaining pressure on top of it?
I'm a big guy at the shoulders and am having the time of my life, LOL, trying to do two things at a time. I don't fit completely in between the seat and the steering wheel to get both arms in to do what I need. And the space between the seat and the "A" pillar is just as bad for me. Do I reinstall the spring afterwards? It's tight and I wonder how much more work it is.
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Sorry to come back and sound like an idiot... I figured out how it goes and it was easier to reinstall the clutch master. Before I removed the master the tensioner spring was sitting on top of the hose that goes into the master. I saw that there was actually a spot with indentations right above the master where that spring actually sits. I'm relieved to have spotted that. I actually got the right position for that spring through another thread that I was looking at.
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