Faulty master cylinder?

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Having tried and failed miserably today to bleed the front brake on my bike, I think the new master cylinder I have might be faulty. Using a vacuum bleeder, I have put more than a litre of fluid through the front brake system but there's zero pressure building in the master cylinder. Everything in the brake system is new. It just will not pressurise at all. The vacuum bleeder is working just fine.

Please take a look at the linked video. As I pull the brake lever, the fluid is being ejected from the cylinder. That's not normal? Thanks.

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Just heard back from the shop I bought the new master cylinder from. They say they have sold around 500 of them with zero returns. Of course I could be the first with a bad master cylinder?
 
Well, failed again miserably to vacuum bleed the front brake after reverse filling it again through the bleed nipple. After another two and a half hours of bleeding I give up. The fluid flows clear but the master cylinder doesn't pressurise. As a final test I plugged the fluid outlet of the master cylinder. It pumps fluid but it doesn't pressurise. It sends a stream of bubbles though the smaller of the two holes inside the fluid reservoir. I have requested a return. See what happens next. Picture of master cylinder with outlet port plugged -

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If it wasn’t new I would say take it apart as it sounds like something is plugged but since it’s new definately get a replacement.
Agreed. But I don't think it's plugged. I think the U shape piston seals are backwards. That's what would happen if they are.

Any way, hats off to Yambits. They have shipped a new one with a postage paid returns label for the faulty one. So I can't complain too much. Sh!t happens but Yambits have stepped up on this one :)
 
Did you rebuild the caliper?
With time the piston tend's to stick to the seal in the caliper body. The master cylinder then moves the piston but the seal just stretches and pulls the piston right back where it was before the lever was pressed, result you can never build up pressure to move the piston out to the rotor. Disassemble, remove seal, clean out all the glop behind it, that's part of every disk brake overhaul.
 
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Did you rebuild the caliper?
With time the piston tend s to stick to the seal in the caliper body. THe master cylinder then moves the piston but the seal just stretches and pulls the piston right back where it was before the lever was pressed result you can never build up pressure to move the piston out to the rotor. Disassemble, remove seal, clean out all the glop behind it, that's part of every disk brake overhaul.
Everything is new on the front caliper except for the body casting. All new internal parts and bleed nipple. New brake line, bolts and washers. It's domestic chores today, I'll report back on this soon.

Thanks again for the interest.
 
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