Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 18:02:18 GMT
From: 'nuther Bob  <>
Subject: Re: I'm in deep pooh

On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 16:31:29 +0100, MeatballTurbo <> wrote: >Will bear that in mind, and find a large jar to catch it in. What I like to do is to flush it all with the old calipers on, one at a time. Put a hose on the bleed screw, open it up, pump the pedal a few times, refill the res, move on. After a few rounds you should have mostly clear fluid coming out. Try not to push the pedal out of the normal range too much. The only gotcha is if the bleeders break off... then you have to disconnect the hose and go it that way. Then replace the calipers. Use something to hold the hose in an upright position after disconnecting, get the new cyl on as promptly as possible. This will prevent the master from draining down and save you some work. Flush one more time to catch any remaining residue, then bleed. I just did a couple of cars by myself and rigged up a one way valve for bleeding. It worked very well. I still had my wife come out so that I could do one more bleed test while I watched the fluid come out and confirm there was no air, but it was clean. It also only took three minutes of her time to run the last round of bleeding... she hates that job so it's in my interest to make sure it is quick. If you are interested in the "one man bleeder" I can post a few details. Bob

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