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Old 11-11-2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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I think some responders are only reading part of the thread to answer the "new cyl" question...

The bench bleed suggestion is prob. a guess that it got SO dry that that procedure might help.

I USUALLY vacuum bleed, but sometimes need to pump a bit as well, each method (pressure, vacuum & pump) has "tricks" involved to make it work better and if not done "right" might leave some air in the system.

SHOULD be a simple procedure, but often needs to be done twice or with the right "tricks" to get it done satisfactorily.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #12
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I got some help with a mechanic that stopped by real quick.

We managed to get enough air out using the caliper bleeders. The car is now drive-able, but I'd still like a more solid pedal.

Does anyone have any experience with the "phoenix injector" or similar products? I'm willing to part way with some cash if it makes my life easier.
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No one suggested a new m/c, it was an FYI to those who may come later, also an indicator that m/c bleeding parts may not be available. The inference was that someone might need to cobble up lines to bleed it.
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Start at the master cylinder and bleed the lines coming out of it just like the brakes. Have someone step on the pedal while you crack a line, let fluid out, tighten back up.

After this, go to the wheels, do each of them, and then re-test.
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I'll take a look at the master cylinder sometime down the road. It's a pain that it's not within reach.
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http://www.fswerks.com/brakebleeder.htm
This works very well and it makes it a one man job
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