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Old 11-28-2012, 07:13 AM   #11
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We are using the pump them and hold them technique.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #12
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I never liked the hold part (bottoming the pedal) and then shutting the valve in a two person bleed job. I always shut the bleeder valve "before" the pedal reaches bottom (and while fluid is still coming out). This eliminates any possibility of air being allowed back in the system. I also bleed each corner one more time after air bubbles have totally disappeared.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #13
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I never liked the hold part (bottoming the pedal) and then shutting the valve in a two person bleed job. I always shut the bleeder valve "before" the pedal reaches bottom (and while fluid is still coming out). This eliminates any possibility of air being allowed back in the system. I also bleed each corner one more time after air bubbles have totally disappeared.
I feel the same way about brake bleeding. I thought it was just me being anal about bleeding my brakes. Plus I make sure to use only a new bottle of brake fluid so I either get two small bottles or a large bottle of brake. I do this every two years or when I put new pads on.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #14
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sometimes while bleeding the brakes solo, I'll open the bleeder just one flat or sometimes two, attach a poly line into a container then start pumping, the resistance of the partially open bleeder gives good backpressure to keep from sucking air back into the caliper. Eight or nine good pumps at each corner usually does the trick. Once you have a good full fluid path, just opening the bleeder with a hose attached will gravity bleed a good steady stream of fluid. The pattern is important esp if you ran the master out of fluid while changing your caliper. Helpful tip, fill the caliper as full as possible before installing it. Gravity bleed your clutch too while keeping the reservoir filled to the tip top.

The pattern LR/RR LF/RF is stressed, previously mentioned and should be followed, longest to shortest fluid path. If you've gotten air in your master, it might take a quart or two to purge it all out.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #15
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Air is all out but I still have to go to the floor to stop and if i have to slam on them it almost feels like they are skipping.
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Seems to say there is still air in there someplace, maybe up higher. If you can get a 50cc syringe from a drug store (someplaces they're not regulated) attach a vinyl hose, purge the air, open the bleeder and when it starts to move, push 50cc back into your resivoir, Might be helpful but someplace there is still some air, if you pump the brakes, do you get a pedal eventually?
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Nope they won't pump up at all, it all started with a rotor job it wouldn't pump up after them,then we noticed the caliber was sticking so we replaced that bleed it and still no pedal.
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Nope they won't pump up at all, it all started with a rotor job it wouldn't pump up after them,then we noticed the caliber was sticking so we replaced that bleed it and still no pedal.
Yeah, try a gravity bleed, drain 4 ounces or so from each wheel starting at the rear, no pumping, just let it drain.
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Ok this is not cool you realy need another helper or something. pump the brake pedal SLOW 5 to 8 times and hold do not ram the brake padal to the floor while pumping or bleedeng. loosen the bleeder valve very slowly. Close the valve before the pedal hits the floor do this 5 times before you move to the next wheel. It also helps if you have some clear tubing so you can see if there is air coming out while you are bleeding.

PS: make sure the master cylinder is full to start. bleed two times check and fill master cylinder repeat every two bleed's and make sure to put the brake cap back on each time. like said before start with the rear pass side then rear driver side then move to the front pass side last do the driver side rember pump slow beed slow 5 times each wheel. if this does not work tow it to the shop and pay someone to do if for you. sorry if this sound like im being mean but wow it is realy easy to do. And NO dont waste you time with doing the gravity bleed. Sorry fast*st
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #20
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Drove it to the shop they worked on it for 4 hours and still no luck so know its on to the dealer.
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