NEW AND STAINLESS STEEL SLEEVED BRAKE AND CLUTCH CYLINDERS
We carry a large range of new replacement brake master,
wheel and slave cylinders in stock.
If a replacement is not available, just post or courier
your old cylinders to us for full restoration.
You can phone us on
(08) 8261 0888
or you can email us at:
Roll your mouse over the images to see our before and after assemblies.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CYLINDER SLEEVING:
Q) What are the advantages of sleeved cylinders?
A) The main advantage is the replacement of the original alloy, cast iron or steel bore with a
non-corrosive stainless steel sleeve. This sleeve resists the corrosive attack of the unstable
nature of the brake fluid used in braking systems today. It also provides a permanent ideal
surface for the hard working rubber seals. The cylinder bore is now better than new.
Another advantage is that when certain cylinders are very expensive or are no longer available
new, sleeving becomes an attractive alternative.
We also have a moral responsibility to conserve the world's precious resources by recycling,
rather than carelessly junking complex castings.
Q) What causes brake cylinders to corrode?
A) Modern brake fluids are a mix of chemicals designed to achieve the high boiling point necessary
to meet the demands of modern disc brakes. Brake fluid is also hygroscopic, which means that it
attracts moisture from the atmosphere.
Moisture absorbed into the brake fluid starts the bore corroding and significantly lowers the
boiling point of the fluid.
Notice the differences between the two bores of the wheel cylinder bodies.
The one on the left is beginning to show signs of wear and corrosion.
The pit marks, if left, will only cause the cylinder to leak and eventually fail.
The cylinder on the right has a stainless steel sleeve that provides a
permanent ideal surface for the rubber seals.
Q) Can this corrosion be removed by honing?
A) Usually the corrosion is far too deep, and honing just makes the cylinder oversize. This additional
piston clearance causes instability of the piston, and damage and premature failure of the rubber
Q) Does the trade recognise sleeved cylinders as an accepted repair procedure?
A) Yes it does. Hydraulic cylinders are currently being sleeved all over the world. Government
departments, that have the highest standards to maintain, are making use of stainless steel
cylinders. Since 1956, Power Brakes has successfully sleeved and remanufactured tens of
thousands of cylinders.
Q) So in summary, what's in it for me?
A) A sleeved cylinder is superior to a new cylinder because of its non-corrosive bore. This service is
particularly valuable when new cylinders are excessive in price or are no longer available.
Our sleeved cylinders have a proven record of a long life and are ideal for classic cars that are
used only on rare occasions.
Power Brakes has an extensive range of repair kits, individual parts and information to assist
Q) Do you offer a guarantee on Power Brakes products and sleeved cylinders?
A) Yes we do...just click on the "Your Guarantee" button for details.
Q) How can I get my cylinders to you?
A) You can send your cylinders for restoration with confidence to:
Power Brakes (SA) Pty Ltd., 613 North East Road, Gilles Plains SA 5086 using Australia
Post, couriers or any service that is convenient for you. Most delivery companies operate
a tracking service that follows delivery of your cylinders. We will acknowledge receipt and
Note: Please pack your cylinders so that they can't bounce around in the box, or they may punch
through the wall of the carton. Use enough foam, crumpled newspaper, bubble wrap or other
packing material to fill the box.
Be sure to drain any brake fluid from assembled cylinders. If cylinders are wet, double wrap
them in plastic bags so they do not leak into the packaging.
For your convenience, here is a handy link to a ready made label for your parcel:
|"CLICK HERE TO PRINT AN ADDRESS LABEL FOR POSTING"|
Q) What about new cylinders?
A) We carry a huge range of new cylinders at very competitive prices. Phone us on
to check on price and availability.
"Remember...Australia Post delivers
parcels up to 22kgs