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Re: mushy brakes
Posted by 02Pilot (more from 02Pilot) on Sun, 4 Aug 2019 06:32:12
In Reply to: Re: mushy brakes, Notnoel [Profile/Gallery]
, Sun, 4 Aug 2019 05:55:09
I used a vacuum bleeder for years, and more than once had no end of trouble getting the last of the air out. The biggest issue with older cars is that the vacuum can suck air past worn bleed screw threads, some of which can become trapped in the caliper. Pumping manually should help alleviate this, but as I noted above, it has its own hazards.
My suggestion is to get hold of a pressure bleeder, which is the best option. Failing that, gravity bleeding is time-consuming but usually pretty effective.
Another possibility - not fluid related - is that you've got a soft line that's internally ruptured and swelling under pressure.
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