I have been having some issues with my brake system so I decided to rip out and start new. I have replaced all lines (brand new), new proportioning valve (brand new), replaced both wheel cylinders in the rear drum brake (each brand new), as well as installed new calipers on both front wheels (brand new). After all lines were bled and I have good flow and pressure to all four wheels it seems I still have an issue.
The only part I haven't replaced (yet) is the master cylinder and/or the booster. I bought an all-in-one power brake booster kit from Morris 4x4.
I have good braking, but I am experiencing two things that worry me. The first is that fluid is leaking out of the top of the cover of the master cylinder. The second is that when I press the brake pedal to stop, I have to put my foot underneath the pedal to bring the pedal back to its original position.
All of the above being said, I have a few questions. On this particular master cylinder, the larger reservoir is located in the front of the two chamber master (furthest away from the firewall). This is where I have the front brake line that goes to the proportioning valve. The smaller chamber (closest to the firewall) is where I have the line connected to the rear brakes.
Is this the correct set up? I was told that the front brake need to be connected to the reservoir closest to the firewall because this is where the 60/40 braking comes from. But how does that explain a two chamber system where both of the reservoir's could be the same size?
Any help is appreciated. I have another master on order to replace the one I have on there now, but am questioning if I have the lines connected to the right ports on the master cylinder.