[200q20v] brake bleeding

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Fri Jul 21 11:00:13 EDT 2000

In a message dated Fri, 21 Jul 2000  9:44:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com> writes:

<< 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

I've used around 15psi of pressure in bleeding.  There's a specific order for bleeding, furthest to closest, then furthest again, in the bentley.  As I recall, it's right rear, left rear, right front, left front, then right rear again.  I'd guess you've still got some bubbles in there; it may be difficult to get them past the 1==>2 line split in the rear, and past the brake pressure bias at the rear.  I'd say, flush through whatever fluid is left over in the container, as it shouldn't be kept once opened.

Anyone ever done the clutch?  I looked at it, but thought it is best saved for an "on the lift" day.

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