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ScribeSlendy

Scribe ... 1/8/2020

2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 337 4 Cyl 1.80L

Brakes

Would a ruptured brake hose cause the seals on the master cylinder and calipers to dry/fail

Had to haul my car into the shop after a cracked exhaust melted my brake line and bleed all the fluid. I had the car turned off and a tow on the way within 10 minutes of the leak occurring, but the shop is telling me that its damaged the seals on the master cylinder as well as the rear calipers and disks and that they'll need to replace the whole set. They're a pretty reputable shop but I'm just scratching my head as to how 5ish minutes of driving with bleeding brake hoses.
Obviously no two cars are the same and I'm famously unlucky with cars, but I've had friends bleed hoses with no problems and it just seems like a very short window for the brake seals to dry and crack

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 1/8/2020

I say get another opinion. I'm not calling BS but I have been fixing cars since the 70's and I have replaced many a rusted through brake line, hundreds and never once did I have to replace the master cylinder. But one thing that is a must, after replacing the line, all the bleeder screws on all 4 wheels has to be able to open in order to bleed the brakes. Maybe they just want a bigger job.

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 1/8/2020

I say get another opinion. I'm not calling BS but I have been fixing cars since the 70's and I have replaced many a rusted through brake line, hundreds and never once did I have to replace the master cylinder. But one thing that is a must, after replacing the line, all the bleeder screws on all 4 wheels has to be able to open in order to bleed the brakes. Maybe they just want a bigger job.

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