1. A few weeks ago I had a new fly wheel fitted by a local garage. They then bled the brakes, but since then the rear wheels have been leaking brake fluid. Each morning when I wake up there is a pool by each rear wheel. I have tried tightening the teat that is used for bleeding the air out, but it hasn't helped.

    Does anyone have any trouble shooting suggestion for brake fluid leaks.

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    JASONCHAD Trabi Meister Forum Donor

    Might need to replace the brake cylinders, if you haven't already. Mine were leaking, and that did it for me.
  3. A Spooky Ghost

    A Spooky Ghost Loyal Comrade

    A random guess is that, a metal pipe cracked near the fitting, and or your wheel cylinder seals busted/ tore from the efforts of bleeding the brakes... This happens more often than you think!

    Take it easy on the bleed nipple, I shattered a new cylinder- after barely tightening it. Might have been a bad casting- but either way, please be gentle.

    Whenever you get inside the wheel, the cylinder bores should be smooth, and with no rust/pits. Might be easier to get new ones. The hardest part is getting the big nut off of the rear wheel hubs. Just really tight. Crack it lose with the wheel on the ground.
  4. Wartburg353W

    Wartburg353W Loyal Comrade

    I can't tell from the pictures but you have to trace the leak. Either it is leaking down the back of the wheel backing plate from the line or bleeder, or it is leaking from the cylinder cups inside the drum and running down inside the drum and out the wheel rim. Where exactly is it leaking from?
  5. A Spooky Ghost

    A Spooky Ghost Loyal Comrade

    Might take a look at the rear hoses/ connections too. They are at a odd angle, and could dripping....

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