Recent Topics
GM 3800 Traction Control Reduced power
by clarkflower
03/21/18 04:40 PM
Uncharted territory for oils in odd weights
by Marco620
03/21/18 04:39 PM
I got the leak on my cruze 1.4T fixed for free
by 901Memphis
03/21/18 04:36 PM
Longer spring hangers for landscape trailer
by motor_oil_madman
03/21/18 04:30 PM
My ATF never gets Hot?
by Gebo
03/21/18 03:59 PM
**FREE** Case of DENSO 150-2006 oil filter
by Hootbro
03/21/18 03:56 PM
Draining water heater - tips?
by HawkeyeScott
03/21/18 03:38 PM
Harley oil in Kawasaki?
by mvent
03/21/18 03:28 PM
Anyone used Meguiars DA Power System?
by Stewie
03/21/18 02:18 PM
Cars CR Thinks Will Last 200K Miles
by knerml
03/21/18 02:04 PM
How to get unavailable original recordings
by grampi
03/21/18 01:37 PM
How much snow you got?
by car51
03/21/18 01:36 PM
Update: Internet Plans - The Good, Bad, Ugly !?!?
by GemStater
03/21/18 01:11 PM
2012 Porsche Cayenne 3.6 V6 Oil Choices
by csufl
03/21/18 01:05 PM
Properly ventilating a Pole Barn
by SOHCman
03/21/18 12:54 PM
General G-Max AS-05
by The Critic
03/21/18 12:18 PM
SuperTech synthetic on Rollback $15.68
by bubbatime
03/21/18 11:21 AM
Mercury V-6
by gotnogunk
03/21/18 11:11 AM
Pennzoil Gold 0w20 question
03/21/18 11:11 AM
Why did they ever go away from glass head lamps?
by BAJA_05
03/21/18 10:59 AM
Newest Members
john19718, junp, hbsprite, tomcor, csufl
64521 Registered Users
Who's Online
117 registered (285south, 4WD, 2oldtommy, 28oz, 1JZ_E46, 555, 8 invisible), 1723 Guests and 91 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
64521 Members
68 Forums
280195 Topics
4677286 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4531850 - 10/02/17 08:18 AM Best master brake cylinder
JLawrence08648 Offline

Registered: 01/20/17
Posts: 132
Loc: NJ
I went online to Advance Auto, AutoZone, Pep Boys, Rock Auto, and Amazon. I have a choice of Master brake cylinders, which one would be best - Cardone, Dorman, Raybestos, Carquest, Beck Arnley, AAP own brand?

#4531859 - 10/02/17 08:32 AM Re: Best master brake cylinder [Re: JLawrence08648]
drtyler Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 384
Loc: GA
Raybestos is generally the higher quality of those listed.

Is a new MC from the dealer not an option?

#4531872 - 10/02/17 09:02 AM Re: Best master brake cylinder [Re: JLawrence08648]
zzyzzx Offline

Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4225
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Avoid Dorman and Wagner. My first choice would be a junk yard.

#4531892 - 10/02/17 09:30 AM Re: Best master brake cylinder [Re: JLawrence08648]

Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 860
Loc: Oklahoma
15 Toyota Prius - M1 EP 0w20
02 Toyota ECHO - Valv MaxLife Full Syn 5w30
97 Lexus LX450 - M1 0w40
93 Lexus LS400 - Valv MaxLife Full Syn 5w30

#4531971 - 10/02/17 11:10 AM Re: Best master brake cylinder [Re: JLawrence08648]
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline

Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3111
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
OEM smile

#4531989 - 10/02/17 11:54 AM Re: Best master brake cylinder [Re: JLawrence08648]
nthach Online   content

Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3508
Loc: California
OEM if you can afford it. I think much of the aftermarket is the same. If your car uses Aisin, ATE or TRW/Lucas you can find those in the aftermarket.

I have a Cardone Select on a friend's truck. No problems... yet. And if so, I'll wearily try AC Delco GM OE even though that division of GM who supplied the MC(Delco Moraine) is no more and it might also be made in China.

Edited by nthach (10/02/17 11:55 AM)

#4532103 - 10/02/17 02:43 PM Re: Best master brake cylinder [Re: JLawrence08648]
dogememe Online   content

Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 330
I put a BrakeBest (O'Reilly house brand) new master cylinder on an Escape (not mine) and that works well. If you go rebuilt it's Cardone - ick. Avoid Dorman as well.
2010 Ford Escape FWD 2.5L ~64K: Castrol Magnatec 5W-20, ACDelco Filter.
1997 Chevy Suburban 4x4 5.7L ~213K: Chevron Supreme 5W-30, Microgard Filter.

#4532149 - 10/02/17 04:18 PM Re: Best master brake cylinder [Re: dogememe]
Billbert Online   content

Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 337
Loc: California
Most brands of NEW master cylinders will be fine. Avoid remans like the plague.

Edited by Billbert (10/02/17 04:19 PM)
Edit Reason: Spelling
If you think you can, or if you think you can't, You are probably right.

Auto Instructor / ASE Master Tech

#4534116 - 10/04/17 07:11 PM Re: Best master brake cylinder [Re: JLawrence08648]
JLawrence08648 Offline

Registered: 01/20/17
Posts: 132
Loc: NJ
OEM from an online Acura dealer, list $186, discounted to $136, plus maybe shipping?

From an auto parts store, low $40s.

Hard to justify $100 more as I believe both will stop the vehicle.