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Old 04-26-2017, 09:56 PM
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Questions about bleeder on brakes

Did my first time bleeding the brakes and I gotta admit it didn't go as I planned.

I started the sequence Rear passenger, rear driver, etc. I had someone press the pedal then I openned the bleeder. The rear passenger barely got some fluid and air out. After long long time I gave up, went to rear driver... Nothing came out... Did the fronts and it was like piss show... lots of fluid.

I didn't want to mess the brakes anymore fear I might die on the drive. So next day after driving I check each bleeder to see if there are leaks. None only oil at the tip of the bleeders, not flow just at tip. That is normal?

And the rears, even the driver rear has oil on the tip of the bleeder. Now I am worried.

As for the brake feeling, still same as before I did the bleeding.

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Are you having the person inside pump them up solid before opening the bleeders each time? Sometime's you have to turn the bleeders a ways before anything comes out. About the drips in the tips, it could be residual from bleeding, but if you didn't get the completely tight, they'll leak and you'll get more air in your lines making your previous effort wasted.

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But dont want to over tighten since bleeders are soft aluminium
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I'm pretty sure they're steel or stainless. The calipers may be aluminum.
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:46 AM   #5
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Just in case, here is the normal procedure for brake bleeding which involves opening the bleeder when your friend presses down on the brake pedal, and closing the bleeder before he releases the brake pedal:

How to Bleed Your Brakes - dummies
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