[DML] Re: "Bench Bleeding"
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[DML] Re: "Bench Bleeding"

Are you sure the rear brakes are working ok? That is, the pistons 
are not stuck, lines are not blocked, etc. Have you tried a vacuum 
bleed at the rear calipers until the fluid is clear?

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ed B." <mr.pants@xxxx> wrote:
> Hello everyone & Happy New Year to y'all from the Great White 
> I,too, have less than stellar braking since I replaced my master 
> cylinder, rotors, pads & callipers.  So bad, in fact, that with 
the car 
> up on jack stands and the engine & tranny in 1st gear idling (no 
> accelerator applied), all my weight on the brake pedal will just 
> stop the rear rotors from turning.  Fronts seem OK & I can stop 
the car, 
> however the stopping power/distance is not great & I'm feeling 
that most 
> of my braking power is coming from the front.  When the car is on 
> road, I also have to press the brake once before the pressure 
> right to stop the car.
> I've bled many a brake system on many a car, and the DeLorean is 
> certainly nothing complex, yet I don't know what I've done wrong.  
> read here recently about "bench-bleeding" the M.Cylinder...  can 
this be 
> done on the car?  i.e.: can I just disconnect the brake lines, 
> two short tubes to the m.c. outlet nipples & bend them 'round back 
> the reservoir and have somebody pump the pedal?  Or does it need 
to be 
> done outside of the car?  I am hoping that after I do this, my 
> will be back to normal...
> - ed
> -- 
> 1982 DMC-12 [11594]
> 1986.5 928S
> 1990 Coupe Quattro 20V

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