Help Please....Problem Front Brakes
Posted November 26, 2001 - 08:09 PM
[ November 26, 2001: Message edited by: Pip ]
Posted November 26, 2001 - 10:10 PM
Go to your local auto parts store and buy a "mityvac" tool (P/N 06820). You can also order one on line for about $30 (US). You will NOT regret it. See http://www.mityvac.c...rakebleedingkit or http://www.handsonto...product_id=3194 for more details. This tool will allow you to bleed your brakes in less than three minutes with no worries. Just make sure you don't let the reservoir run dry.
Posted November 26, 2001 - 10:24 PM
fill with fluid.
remove the caliper.
pump open both pads and watch air and fluid re-enter the m/c. pump the brake up (checking the fluid levels) and then leave it with a strap pulling the lever hard to the bars.
undo strap and more air will vacate.
now pump open the pads to their limit once again.
you now have perfect brakes.
re pump to close the pads.
now undo the banjo bolt, quickly place pipe at correct angle and re-tighten.
quickly open pads again to limit.
pump brakes up again.
Posted November 27, 2001 - 03:11 AM
I used a turkey baster with a length of tygon (clear flexible) tubing attached to it. I held the turkey baster high up with the end of the tubing attached to the bleed valve which was open. Very gingerly, I squeezed the baster bulb (otherwise it would have popped right off due to the back pressure/resistance for the fluid to pump into the brake system). Like a charm, TREMENDOUS amounts of air came out of the reservoir. Realize, you may have to remove some of the fluid out of the master cyclinder if it gets too high.
Any loops in the brake line should be removed to allow the fluid to rise up naturally to dispell the air.
I did bleed the brakes normally after this to ensure everything was satisfactory.
Posted November 27, 2001 - 03:37 AM
Just make sure the system is open at both ends or you end up spraying fluid all over everything when the pipe pops off of the bleed valve!!! Did I say that happened to me ? Did I ?
Posted November 27, 2001 - 08:26 AM
Posted November 27, 2001 - 06:36 PM
Just finished work so I'll try the "backflush method" first and see how that goes. Again thanks for the help.