Brake Master Cylinder getting very hot

The master cyl in my 88 GTA gets too hot to touch, if I do a lot of braking. I can hold my palm against it for about 2 seconds, then it feels like it's going
to burn me. Is it supposed to get his hot ?
Thanks,
L
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Vampire,
Thanks for the reply. I have already replaced both hoses and calipers, and bled the front lines. I didn't check how hot the MC was before I did all this. I'm going to assume (hope) the heat level is normal.
L
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I've never taken a car for a drive and touched the master cylinder afterwards. I've also never touched the brake rotors, or the tailpipe after a drive.(strange how some people do)
Brake fluid has a boiling point, so I suppose the master cylinder is going to get warm. Regular DOT3 fluid boils at about 500F Water contamination of the brake fluid can lower the boiling point significantly. DOT 3&4 fluid absorbs water from the air. I would imagine the master cylinder isn't 500F when you touch it, so I wouldn't worry too much. If you haven't changed the brake fluid in that car in 5 years or more, maybe it's time to bleed out all the old fluid and fill 'er up with fresh stuff. It won't stop the master cylinder from getting warm, but it will get rid of any contamination in the fluid.
Jay S

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