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Old 04-29-2015, 11:28 PM   #361
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Today, I went in the same order, but I didn't pump the brakes, I held the pedal down and opened the bleeder, closed the bleeder and then let the pedal up slowly (4-5 seconds to let the pedal up to the top). Repeat and move to the next one.
I've never heard of that method. I might try that next time.

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I had my old man get in and work the pedal for me last time because it's too much of a PITA with the wife. Anyway he was doing that push and hold method while I was waiting for him to pump. He won the battle, of course, and we did it his way.

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I've never heard of that method. I might try that next time.
Here is the explanation that I got for using this method:

"Try this for bleeding... whatever you do DO NOT pump the pedal repeatedly each time to "build up pressure." All that does is **** everything up by aerating a few big bubbles in your system into millions of little PITA shits that you'll never get out.

Have someone get in the Jeep and have them stand on the brakes... no pumping... it doesn't matter how it "feels" until the end... just stand on the brakes. While they're doing this you crack the bleeder.

Once it stops flowing then close it and have your helper SLOWLY let the pedal back up(like over 4-5 seconds).

And repeat.

If you think there is a huge bubble that isn't passing somewhere, then do this every so often as well:

With your helper NOT pressing the pedal, you open the bleeder. Then have them stomp on the brake pedal as hard/fast as they can and hold it to the floor. Fluid will come rushing out... when it stops you close the bleeder.

DO NOT pump the pedal repeatedly!!!

Did you bench bleed the master cylinder? If not, then before anything else, have your helper stand on the brakes, then crack the lines right at the master cylinder. Listen carefully for air bubbles escaping. Once it's at the floor tighten the line again. Do this a few times for both the front and rear circuits after you stop hearing bubbles.

After that, it appears there may be a bleeder valve on top of either the ABS unit or the combination valve... bleed that, then go to the wheels."


It worked for me when everything else I tried failed.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:55 AM
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I got the new-ish rear seat and soundbar. I'm still waiting for the front seats, but I went ahead and installed the rear seat.

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Clearly, I would have went with a different color of thread (other than green) if I had gotten these covered, but for the price the green is ok with me.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:33 PM   #365
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I bet you could apply some fabric dye to the thread with a paint brush and at least tone down the green. The seat does look like new though.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:46 PM
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I bet you could apply some fabric dye to the thread with a paint brush and at least tone down the green. The seat does look like new though.

Yeah, I fabric dye crossed my mind, but it's not bothering me enough to mess with it at the moment.

The guy just had the seats re-upholstered, including the front racing seats, but didn't like the way they sit. So, he bought new ones and I bought these.
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I finally got the new seats in, I'll upload some pics soon.
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OK, the new seats are in and pics are below.

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Well, it may look like Project Tomahawk is wrapping up. I'd say it's 99% complete, but it will stay at 99% for as long as I own it (which should be a long time), because I don't think it will ever be done. I still have a lot of things I want to add or modify, so I will still add to the thread, maybe just not as often.

The list of mods that I plan to complete in the near future include:

Bedline the hardtop and flares
Rocksliders
Finish front bumper
Reverse Lights
Soundbar (needs new speakers)

The list of mods that I plan to complete at some point later include:

Aux lights
Roll cage additions
Make trans skid plate
Tire carrier
CB
Winch
Headlight upgrade

I'd like to thank the WF for giving me a place to document the build and to seek guidance from knowledgeable "Jeep People". I'd also like to thank the WF members for their help and comments of encouragement.

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Awesome, I really like that you are using the Jeep rims they do look sweet in black.
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Your jeep looks amazing!!!

I hope to get to the 99% complete some day. Good luck on your future additions..
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Awesome, I really like that you are using the Jeep rims they do look sweet in black.
Thanks! I originally wanted Jeep Moab wheels, but came across these and was happy the way they turned out after powder coat.
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Your jeep looks amazing!!! I hope to get to the 99% complete some day. Good luck on your future additions..
Thanks Bil, they say once your start modding, you don't stop...
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I know . I'm in the middle of getting mine painted and I'm thinking what else I want to do when I finish painting. $$$$
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I just ordered the PS Rico DIY rocksliders for Morris 4x4 and a gallon of Monstaliner for the hardtop.
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My rocksliders came in today, but they are not the ones I ordered, so they'll be going back.
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Apparently, returning an incorrect part that was sent for the correct part is easier said than done with Morris 4x4 and Poison Spyder. I received the incorrect part (wrong part was sent, not ordered) Saturday. Two phone calls and 10 email, so far, and the correct part has not been sent yet and I don't have a RMA to return the incorrect part yet.
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Pretty big name suppliers to be having such poor customer service.
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That's what I thought. I kinda figured they would have the correct part in the mail the next day, however, it looks like this will be the second weekend without the correct part.

I should have cancelled my order, then sent the incorrect part back and reordered at the same time... it may still be the quickest method.
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The new speakers for the soundbar came in today. I got them installed and I'm very pleased. I went with 5 1/4 Kicker DSC5's. The fit wasn't an issue, I just had to drill new mounting holes.


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Here is the explanation that I got for using this method:

"Try this for bleeding... whatever you do DO NOT pump the pedal repeatedly each time to "build up pressure." All that does is **** everything up by aerating a few big bubbles in your system into millions of little PITA shits that you'll never get out.

Have someone get in the Jeep and have them stand on the brakes... no pumping... it doesn't matter how it "feels" until the end... just stand on the brakes. While they're doing this you crack the bleeder.

Once it stops flowing then close it and have your helper SLOWLY let the pedal back up(like over 4-5 seconds).

And repeat.

If you think there is a huge bubble that isn't passing somewhere, then do this every so often as well:

With your helper NOT pressing the pedal, you open the bleeder. Then have them stomp on the brake pedal as hard/fast as they can and hold it to the floor. Fluid will come rushing out... when it stops you close the bleeder.

DO NOT pump the pedal repeatedly!!!

Did you bench bleed the master cylinder? If not, then before anything else, have your helper stand on the brakes, then crack the lines right at the master cylinder. Listen carefully for air bubbles escaping. Once it's at the floor tighten the line again. Do this a few times for both the front and rear circuits after you stop hearing bubbles.

After that, it appears there may be a bleeder valve on top of either the ABS unit or the combination valve... bleed that, then go to the wheels."


It worked for me when everything else I tried failed.
That's exactly how I manually bleed the brakes. Bench bleeding the master cylinder is MANDATORY. As said, pumping only creates aeration in the brake fluid. On my last Jeep build, I used a power bleeder made by Motive Products. It made the job so easy and fast, and it worked great! Totally eliminates the pedal work.
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Yeah, the line turned out really nice and I can't think of an easier way either.
I curled my master cylinder brake lines around a piece of 2" pipe, held straight up in a vise.
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I curled my master cylinder brake lines around a piece of 2" pipe, held straight up in a vise.
I only used it for a couple weeks. I had to use different fittings when I installed the new brake booster and MC.
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I only used it for a couple weeks. I had to use different fittings when I installed the new brake booster and MC.
What I was referring to was, you used an unopened beer can for curling your brake lines, and I used a 2" iron pipe. Just throwing out another way to achieve the same result to the readers. Either way gets the job done.
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I'm still waiting on the correct rocksliders to come in.

In the meantime, my wife and I enjoyed the sunny weather (while it lasted) this past weekend.
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You could have made them by now.
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You could have made them by now.
Yeah, tell me about it. The correct ones finally came in today, 11 days after I received the incorrect ones. I hope I get a chance to work on them this weekend.
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I have to send my rad back to summitt for a swap 2" smaller. Usually they are good, knock on wood.
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Well, It rained all weekend and I guess that was a good thing, cause I worked on the YJ instead of driving it. I installed some LED reverse lights. These little guys are bright and a great deal for less then $6 for the pair.

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Also, I got started on the rocksliders. Besides waiting way too long, because of someone else's screw up and sub-par customer service, I'm really happy with them. I still have some work to do, but I've got them welded together and I still have make frame brackets.


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