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

Good call - I've seen a couple of cars in the past year where the 
flexible hoses between the calipers and the body are plugged solid. I 
think age is catching up to some of this stuff and it's time to 
replace things like this that you'd never consider a "wear-out" item 
on a newer car. 

First try bleeding the calipers - if you can't get anything (or very 
much) to come out the bleeder, take the line off the caliper and try 
again. I've seen at least a few where you could take the line off the 
caliper, stand on the brake pedal with both feet and nothing would 
come out!

There are several nice SS braided alternatives available from the 
usual (and unusual) vendors now. 

Dave S.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Harold McElraft" <hmcelraft@xxxx> 
> 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 
> North...!
> > 
> > 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 
> barely 
> > stop the rear rotors from turning.  

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