[tcb] Re: hey ya'll brake question

That was my problem. I took off both cylinders and attached the lines of the
backing so that I could make sure of the threading before I put them back.

 

 

 

 

From: tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Steve Chamberlain
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:18 PM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tcb] Re: hey ya'll brake question

 

Just talked to Metaphysical Volkswagen here in Austin and Toby said that the
new wheel cylinders I put on the front are not machined correctly and the
line between the two cylinders are not seating all the way. It is just
enough to let air in the system but it doesn't leak fluid out. Getting ready
to pull them off and start all over.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

One way I make it easy is, I have a lift. I use the soda pop bottle with 4"
of brake fluid in it and a clear plastic hose the size so that it goes on to
the nipple and stays. Start with the wheel furthest from the master cylinder
loosen the nipple and go to the front and pull down on the brake lever (or
have someone in the car push the peddle) a few times till there is no air
bubbles. Tighten the nipple and proceed to the next closest wheel.

 

I guess my keys are a lift and a pop bottle and hose. Nipples do get old
clogged. Make sure the brakes are adjusted close before bleeding.

 

There are "speed bleeders" that are great. I have them on my front brakes
(don't ask why I only have 2), but they are great. Open the nipple push the
pedal till no air and tighten them.  No need for hose or bottle.

 

I know this stuff from doing it wrong or badly for so many years.

 

 

 

From: tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Steve Chamberlain
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 12:50 PM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tcb] hey ya'll brake question

 

OK Dennis I hope you got your brakes stoping. Are there any tricks that I'm
missing in bleeding? I replaced rear wheel cylindes and shoes all the way
around on Tylers '65 bus. I can't get them to bleed out. Suggestions? 

 

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