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How do you bleed the brakes on a 92 svx?
Posted 14 March 2004 - 09:17 PM
Posted 14 March 2004 - 09:32 PM
Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:19 AM
You most likely have air still in the MC. I suggest bleeding the brakes with the car running to get more power assist to help work the air out. What I do is pump the brakes repeatedly for about 20 times....slowly and firmly.....then open the bleeder valve....close it up, and repeat the process 2-3 times depending on how much air is coming out.
and make sure the MC doesn't go dry during bleeding.....
Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:59 AM
With the car off, the pedal should get firm once all of the air is out of the system. Repeat bleeding until the pedal becomes firm with the car off. I have never bled brakes with the engine running, I don't know if it works better or not.
Make sure your timing is right if you are doing the two person method such that you close the bleeder before the person pumping releases the pedal. I put a 2x4 under the pedal to keep it from going all the way to the floor. I have the assistant pump the pedal 5 times then hold it down, then I realease the bleeder until I hear the pedal hit the 2x4 and then close it, then signal them to repeat. I do that 10 times for the front and 20 times for the rear. Each rep only takes about 10 seconds. Refill the reservoir every few reps. YMMV
I have had good results with a mity-vac brake bleeder, and that way I don't need an assistant. IIRC I take about 8 oz out of each of the fronts and 16 oz out of each of the rears. On the outback it seems to require that much fluid flushed through before it runs clear. It starts out coming out looking like sam adams and ends up looking like coors light.
Posted 15 March 2004 - 01:04 PM
Posted 15 March 2004 - 06:54 PM
Another method is to crack the line at the MC and pump the brake pedal and in theory any air will escape where it's cracked.....
I've tried both ways, they end up making a huge mess, and don't successfully bleed the system......I've had better luck with my way.
Posted 15 March 2004 - 09:57 PM
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