Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: MC Break concern
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How is the best way for me to get new break lines run, and avoid all the hassel possible?
[/ QUOTE ]1. Hassle is relative.
2. Here's the basics on bench bleeding,
3. It can be done on the vehicle too.
<ul type="square">[*]Mount the master cylinder in a vise.[*] Install sections of brake line on the MC. [*] Bend the lines back into each respective reservoir.[*] Fill the reservoir with brake fluid so it covers the lines above.[*] Pump the piston until air bubbles no longer form in the fluid.[*] You're done...[/list]4. Here's how I bled my CJ brakes before ,
5. I bought a wonder tool called a "Mighty Vac" pump and gauge.
6. Do the breaks in the following order:
<ul type="square">[*]Passenger side Rear Wheel.[*]Driver side Rear Wheel.[*]Passenger side Front Wheel.[*]Drivers Side Front Wheel.[/list]7. Steps to be taken on each of the above steps:<ul type="square">[*]Open the bleeder screw and attach a clear line from the bleeder screw into a jar. You want to see what's coming out![*]Top off the master cylinder.[*]Have a buddy slowly depress the brake pedal.[*]When the pedal reaches the floor close the bleeder screw.[*]Release the pedal.[*]Reopen the bleeder screw.[*] Reapply pressure to the brake pedal.[*]Continue the above steps untill you see a constant flow of fluid with no air coming out of the bleeder screw.[/list]8. As for running new brake lines,
9. That's pretty easy,
10. You'll need:<ul type="square">[*]A hand bender[*]Sections of hard break line[*]Line cutter[*]flare/double flare tool (most buys favor the double flare tood).[/list]11. Then:<ul type="square">[*]Remove the brake line you want to replace.[*]After it's cut,[*]Remove it carefully.[*]This bcomes a model for the new line,[*]Bend the new line to it's form,[*]Reattach the new line in place,[*]Bleed and your done.[*]When the Passenger Side Rear wheel line has been bled,[*]Do each of the other lines in turn.[*]When no air is trapped in the lines you're done[/list]12. The brakes should NOT be spongy, but firm when the pedal is depressed.