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Old 10-26-2020, 11:37 AM   #41
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I'll second what Talkwrench said... I installed a set of speed bleeders on my 40 and they worked great! Took about 10 mins. to get the brakes bled, and not having to listen to the wife, girlfriend or daughter bitch about having to pump the pedal was priceless.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:28 PM   #42
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I'll second what Talkwrench said... I installed a set of speed bleeders on my 40 and they worked great! Took about 10 mins. to get the brakes bled, and not having to listen to the wife, girlfriend or daughter bitch about having to pump the pedal was priceless.
You got both? You lucky dog!
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Old 10-26-2020, 01:41 PM   #43
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I always considered brake bleeding a social event!!!
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:54 PM   #44
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I always considered brake bleeding a social event!!!
But don't forget "social distancing"......6 ft. and the mask! Bleed-on! DD
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But don't forget "social distancing"......6 ft. and the mask! Bleed-on! DD
Drivers seat to wheel cylinders should do it.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:53 PM   #46
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But don't forget "social distancing"......6 ft. and the mask! Bleed-on! DD
Bought these a couple of weeks ago, think they are capitalizing on current events.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:54 PM   #47
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I've never had the pleasure of working with non-US brake parts, but from the post here on the Barn it appears they can have multiple issues.
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Old 10-27-2020, 02:39 PM   #48
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You got both? You lucky dog!
Not at the same time... I always knew better than that
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:10 PM   #49
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned using a pressure bleeder. If you can borrow or rent one, that is the best way in my opinon.
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Old 11-01-2020, 08:31 AM   #50
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There is a God ! First.....he invented Jack Daniels.........second I’m finally getting some pedal pressure after starting at rear wheel, but then I went to the front right. No leaks, but some pressure. Ordered new rears from C&G and will be here Monday.

Getting 3” of snow here today so I may not be able to start on the rears.

Thx all......Mike
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Old 11-01-2020, 01:27 PM   #51
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RIGHT rear, LEFT rear, LEFT front, RIGHT front. JMO
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There is a God ! First.....he invented Jack Daniels.........second Im finally getting some pedal pressure after starting at rear wheel, but then I went to the front right. No leaks, but some pressure. Ordered new rears from C&G and will be here Monday.

Getting 3 of snow here today so I may not be able to start on the rears.

Thx all......Mike
Sounds like progress, but something is still not correct. Bleeding brakes should not be that big a deal at all.
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Old 11-01-2020, 03:08 PM   #53
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It shouldn't but some of the struggles are familiar. Without speed bleeders I messed around for weeks.
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Old 11-01-2020, 04:51 PM   #54
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Nope! RR, LR, RF, LF

Probably just a typo.
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Nope! RR, LR, RF, LF

Probably just a typo.
Thats not how we do it "Down Under"
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Start with wheel cylinder farthest away from the master cylinder and end at the closest.
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Is this how y'all do it "Down Under"? DD

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I think it would help future generations if we again taught auto mechanics in our high school shop classes. All this "needless bleeding" would stop.
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Is this how y'all do it "Down Under"? DD

Damn that would make it so much easier!
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You guys are beautiful !! LOL

The only reason I went from right rear to right front is that I already had jack stands set up on both. Too lazy to take jack stand down and use at left rear. Plus it was 25 out yesterday with 45 mph wind gusts !!

We got 4" of snow yesterday and we're now going to be in the 50's and 60's later this week. Unreal and stupid, but...that's Michigan weather. I'll be back at it again this week some more.

I know this shouldn't be this tough to do, but when you've never done it before it's not all that easy.

Thx all....Mike
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