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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-09-2019, 09:24 PM
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To VWandDodge.... I will definitely update the thread till I get resolution and with the resolution. Hopefully someone if even one other may not go through the same frustrating experience.




At this point since the entire system is almost "dry", I am wondering whether I should just put in a new MC... rather than fill the system up, bleed it all the way through and then a little while from now ( 6 months or mabye even a year down the road) have to do a MC replacement. The car has around 143K miles on it. Any thoughts?


And if I do replace the MC...... OEM or will one from a place like RockAuto be good enough.
Any resolution on this yet?

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Any resolution on this yet?
I had completely forgotten about this issue. I hope the OP returns with a follow-up.

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Any resolution on this yet?
It's been my experience from spending lots of time on various forums (not just auto), that the OP rarely replies with a resolution, even when they say they will do so. Although I don't keep count, my guess would be that somewhere around 98% of problem threads never get posted with a final outcome from the OP. And a fairly large percentage of threads never even see so much as a second post from the OP.

But the good news is that threads such as this one provides lots of very good and useful information, and are highly likely to help others in the future. And many times that helpfulness isn't even acknowledged because these public forums can be read by non-members, who often never join and post on the forums they're using. But helping others is what this is all about, regardless if it's acknowledged or not.

The no-replies used to bother me, but I've come to realize it's just our human nature at work. In any case, IMO the positive aspect of the forums far outweighs the negative effect of the drop-outs. And that's particularly true when pros like you and Matt offer your expertise without needing to be up on a soapbox in the clouds, looking down his nose on the rabble (not that there was ever anyone on here who did that ). In my experience it's unusual for a forum to have even one pro who's willing to regularly give their time and share information, in a non-condescending manner. So hats off to you guys for doing that here

But who knows - perhaps the OP of this thread will surprise me by joining the 2%, and post the final resolution to his problem.
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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 02:31 AM
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...up in Canada its standard practice to replace all the lines once one goes bad...and i would bet the piston seal on the caliper is pretty shady at 11 years old because there is no mention of those being replaced in this thread ... also adding an empty MC isn't going to help the situation might have to bench bleed it after that.

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