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Old 05-13-2021, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Brakes need repeated bleeding

I've had my 2010 Tomberlin Emerge 6 seater since 2017. Have put on over 2,000 miles according to the odometer (had 3,600 when I purchased). In the past couple months we've been running it less often(we usually take it to pool or community events and haven't done that as much during winter/pandemic). Now I'm regularly having to bleed the brakes. I've replaced the front brakes at about 4,500 mile (at 6,200 total now). I've bled the brakes after replacing the brakes and it ran up to 6,000 miles (1,500 after I replaced the brakes) without issue. Then the brakes stopped being as touchy and have gotten worse. Now they are regularly needing bled. Any ideas on a cause or something I can investigate?
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Old 05-14-2021, 06:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Brakes need repeated bleeding

If you don't see any visual leaking from wheels or brake lines I would lean toward the master cylinder leaking down past the spool internally.
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:19 AM   #3
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Seeing some leaking from master cylinder. Any tips or instructions on replacing the master cylinder?
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:44 AM   #4
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They are pretty straight forward, I don't know the system personally but basically remove any guards or covers to access the master, remove the one or two brake lines from it, remove the bolts that retain it to the frame and brake pedal,
reverse the procedure for the install.
Again, this is from years of general knowledge regarding brake systems and not the Tomberlin specifically.
If it was new to me, I would look for service videos or service manual to walk you through it.
It will cover items like bench bleeding if required and possible pedal push rod adjustments if needed.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:28 AM   #5
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Default Re: Brakes need repeated bleeding

Here's some older tech tips for brake bleeding on the Tomberlin. Not your usual method regarding the caliper rotation but it makes sense and at least they're trying to figure out how to help.

Somedays it just takes a buddy saying "hey, what if we just do this?" to make things work a little smoother. Of course somedays our buddies get us in trouble too, but this one isn't the bad version of that thought.
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Old 10-02-2021, 10:39 AM   #6
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Default Re: Brakes need repeated bleeding

Thanks. It seems straight forward but wanted to see if anyone has any,"make sure you don't do this" type of stuff. And I've had to bleed the brakes repeatedly because of the master cylinder and it is very much a, "try this" I've just been jacking up the front. Putting the blues tube on drivers side and loosen it and pump the brakes until I stop seeing bubbles. It can be done quick but certainly not ideal way to do it
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