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Bleeding and bleeding and bleeding brakes....

Well, I've reached new levels of frustation. I've removed the Russel speed bleeders and installed the stock ones. Now, I'm bleeding and bleeding with no end in site (as well as brakes)...the system keeps expelling air. I'm using a Mityvac to bleed the brakes. Might I have accidently let the reservoir run too low? How can I get my brakes air free? Any ideas will be entertained.... Thanks....

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Re: Bleeding and bleeding and bleeding brakes....

Crow you are using a vacuum pump right? You will get air as long as you use it. It sucks it in around the
bleeder threads. You can try some teflon tape on the threads or do what I do.
1. bleed with the vac pump to get it close
2. then leave the pump connected but with no vacuum appied and bleed them manually for the final
bit. that way you can tell when the air is out.
Works fine, but you still need another set of feet to pump for you.
(I have the whole thing down to about 10-15 mins for the whole system. Max and I did alot of brake work this year..)

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Re: Bleeding and bleeding and bleeding brakes....

CrowHorse , what brand of brake fluid are you using ?
I've been thinking about buying some stocks online .

ww is right on the mity-vac , great tool but REALLY tricky to bleed brakes with.

With no helper, I use Hbr Frts 1 man bleeder - $2.

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Re: Bleeding and bleeding and bleeding brakes....

I'm using Valvoline Synpower synthetic brake fluid. I should buy some stock in it as well. Rumor is that there is a killing to be made as long as I keep futzing with my brakes......

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Re: Bleeding and bleeding and bleeding brakes....

Glenn,
My problem, other than me messing with them is that now my pedal goes to the floor. I'm thinking that the master cylinder need to be bled.....

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Re: Bleeding and bleeding and bleeding brakes....

crowhorse, quit using the vacuum bleeder its good for pulling fluid thru dry lines get help and bleed the old way
or use a passive bottle system-the cheap one i use came from
autozone for under $5. but i always finish with my bride of
26 years pumping the pedal. after using the bottle usual 1
cycle per wheel. vacuum pumps once they pull the fluid seem
be so strong they pull air into system thru threads or around cylinder cups. my 2 cents worth


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Re: Bleeding and bleeding and bleeding brakes....

Usually when a master cyl. goes out, you can stomp the pedal and catch enough fluid to get a hard pedal. If you keep getting air into the system, you have a leak some place. I bled my brakes after emptying the system in about 10 minutes by myself. Something else must be wrong. Do you get brakes and then lose them after awhile? What all have you worked on? Could you possibly have a cup in a wheel cyl. in backwards? Check any connections you may have disturbed.

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Re: Bleeding and bleeding and bleeding brakes....

I had trouble bleeding my brakes, thought the master cylinder was bad. Started the engine, tried it again - No more problems.

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No fly- the MASTER of the ultra cheap fix !

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