[200q20v] brake bleeding

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Fri Jul 21 10:49:12 EDT 2000

I changed the brake master cylinder and got rained into hurry-up as I was 
doing the brake bleeding.   I used an Eeze Bleeder (pressurized by a tire 
with 12 lbs in it), and I opened each bleeder until no bubbles came out.  I 
got about 1 1/2 pints of fluid out in the process.  (I'd run at least a 
quart of new brake fluid through the system prior to deciding I needed a 
new MC).  In the road test, I got good braking and ABS actuation (rainy 
roads for the latter), but the pedal feels mushy at first and travels about 
twice as far as it used to before good brake action begins.  Do I need to 
rebleed?  Also, Eeze Bleeder use means your brake fluid reservoir is filled 
to the very top (above the "max" mark) when you're done.  Should the 
reservoir level be lowered with a turkey baster?

Thanks, Kneale

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