Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Master Cylinder Sight Glass
For a total of $10.00, I replaced the sight glass on my master cylinder. The original sight glass was orange and completely solid, no possible way to see through it. Replacing the sight glass sounded real easy. I tried setting the new glass in the sealant about a dozen times before I got it the way I wanted it. Each time, it was either too much or not enough RTV sealant. When I finally got it the way I wanted it, I found it leaked after it was dry. Well, the new sight glass is... Glass. Removing the new sight glass was not easy. The pressure from the screwdriver shattered the glass. Good thing two replacement glass pieces were shipped. The second time around, I was left with no choice, but to use more sealant rather than less. As you can see, this is my final result. Not as clean as I had hoped, but at least it's not leaking. Now, back to your regularly scheduled program.