I have an 88 GTA. It's possible the brake fluid is the original fluid.
I am working on my brakes, and noticed actual flecks of black "dirt" in the
fluid in the master cylinder! I spooned some of it it out and examined it
closely. When I rubbed the flecks , some dissolved back into the fluid, but
some of them felt gritty and stuck to my finger. What the heck ?
Is this what happens to old brake fluid ?
88 GTA 5.7 TPI Charcoal Grey Bone Stock
Throw the master cylinder out, it's junk. That's #1.
#2: I'd agree on getting new brake lines. Might as well change the
proportioning valve while you are there.
Again, as I have said 100 times, do not gamble on brakes.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
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