# Are clutch and brake master cylinders the same?

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## Are clutch and brake master cylinders the same?

The original clutch master cylinder and the single circuit brake master cylinder are virtually identical the only significant difference being the larger capacity of the fluid reservoir on the brake one.

Can you upgrade a brake master cylinder?

After upgrading the brakes and axles on XOR’s Project Creep It Real, there’s one more thing that needs upgrading. That would be the brake master cylinder and booster. When removing the stock parts, remember to hang on to the stock fasteners. Swapping these parts out is actually pretty simple.

### How do you measure a clutch master cylinder bore?

To get to this number you use the formula for Area which is: Area = 3.14 (Pi) multiplied by the radius squared. So you calculate the radius of 1” bore which is simply half of the diameter which equals . 5” (half an inch). The result is that a 1” master cylinder has a radius of half an inch.

Can a clutch master cylinder be used for brakes?

Can I just use a clutch master in place of the brake one? Specs in the factory manual show both brake and clutch master cylinders with 1.125 bore. They should be interchangable. Part number difference may be due to the different acturator rods.

#### How long does it take to replace a clutch master cylinder?

8 hours
It takes 8 hours to replace both cylinders. You can use YourMechanic’s on-line estimate for clutch repairs to get an exact quote.

Can you just upgrade front brakes?

A common myth is that once you upgrade your front brakes to better ones, you will mess up the brake bias of the car. This isn’t true. In fact, it is the exact reason why it is a good idea.

## How do I upgrade my brakes?

There are three main ways to upgrade your vehicle’s braking system: purchasing upgraded components for your car’s stock system, swapping your stock brakes for superior brakes from a compatible vehicle, or converting your vehicle’s braking system using an aftermarket performance kit.

Can you mix DOT 3 and Dot 4 Clutch fluid?

Yes, Dot 3 and Dot 4 brake fluid can be mixed. It’s because both these are glycol-based brake fluids, which means that they are compatible with each other. If your car has Dot 4 from the factory, it’s not recommended to fill it with Dot 3, though; but the other way is fine.

### Is clutch fluid same as brake fluid?

Clutch fluid is really just brake fluid that is kept in the clutch master cylinder. When you depress the clutch pedal, this fluid flows from the clutch master cylinder into the slave cylinder. The pressure of the fluid is then used to engage the clutch, which allows you to change gears.