HOPE I CAN HELP
MANY TIMES THE BLEEDING PART AIN'T DONE RIGHT......GONNA THROW THIS OUT ANYWAY.....DON'T KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCE LEVEL
I NEED TO MAKE SOME PICS OF BENCH BLEEDING--ON THE VEHICLE--NOT ON A BENCH
ESPECIALLY THE PART WHERE I WIND STRING AROUND THE HOSE ON THE PLASTIC BLEEDING ADAPTERS
I JUST AIN'T HAD TO CHANGE ONE IN A WHILE WHERE MY CAMERA WAS HANDY
THIS "GRAVITY BLEED THING" I HEAR ABOUT (WHEN DOING THE WHEELS) SOMETIMES JUST DON'T WORK!
WHAT HAPPENS IS THE FLUID DOES COME ON OUT---BUT THE AIR UP THERE IN THE BENDS AND LOOPS AND SUCH KEEPS RISING----LIKE WHEN YOU TURN THE OLE "NO MORE TEARS" SHAMPOO BOTTLE UPSIDE DOWN....THEN STARE AT IT IN AWE, LIKE YOU ARE GONNA DISCOVER SOMETHING AND GET A NOBEL PRIZE!...........5 FLIPS OF THE BOTTLE IS PLENTY.....THAT'S WHERE I FINALLY GET BACK TO WASHING MY HAIR.
I'M PASTING THIS IN FROM ANOTHER POST I ANSWERED---BACK WHEN I DID NOT USE ALL CAPS
My Bench bleeding ain't on the bench...it's on the vehicle!
Much EZer that way!
This can be done on the vehicle (my preference) using two people, one pumping and one monitoring the Master Cylinder.
I wrap string loops around the little hoses and tie a knot, as to keep the tubes from blowing off of the plastic adapters.
I take it one step further, by squeezing the little hoses with my fingers (as if I were a check valve) The VERY SLOW PUMPING OF THE PEDAL will push the fluid into the reservoir, SCOOTING BY MY PINCHING, but the pinch will not allow it TO S.UCK AIR BACK, as you see in the beginning of this video....My way makes things faster, but if you did not tie the hoses to the adapters--THEY WILL BLOW LOOSE (lots of adjectives will be bust loose out of your mouth!)
This is very similar to my way.... It takes two people cause the fire wall is in the way (unlike in this video) The 2nd man must "pedal" slow and EZ during the bench bleed
This is the basic bleeding procedure I use for each wheel:
KEEP FLUID IN THE RESERVOIR AT ALL TIMES/ CONSTANTLY CHECKING!
START WITH FURTHEST OUT WHEEL CYLINDER, FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER, WORKING TO THE CLOSEST (RR, LR, RF, LF)
2 PEOPLE, ONE PUMPING, OTHER BLEEDING AND REFILLING
#1 man is the Bleeder
#2 man is the Pump Man
1-MAN BREAKS BLEEDER LOOSE-SNUGS IT BACK YELLS, "PUMP IT UP"
2 MAN-PUMPS 6-8 TIMES (YELLS "PUMPING") THEN HOLDS PEDAL--YELLS, "HOLDING"......MORE PUMPING IS FRUITLESS FOR EACH OPENING OF THE BLEEDER SCREW
1-MAN CRACKS BLEEDER...AIR/ FLUID SPURTS OUT
2-MAN YELL, "FLOOR", JUST BEFORE THE PEDAL, ACTUALLY HITS THE FLOOR
1-MAN TIGHTENS THE BLEEDER....WHILE IT IS STILL SPURTING OUT (NOT AFTER IT STOPS...OR IT WILL SUCK AIR BACK IN).....THEN YELLS, "OKAY---PUMP IT UP"
PROCESS STARTS OVER UNTIL YOU ARE SATISFIED, WITH EACH WHEEL
THIS DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER THEY ARE DRUM BRAKES OR DISC.
ON DRUM BRAKES:
YOU SHOULD ALREADY HAVE THE SELF-ADJUSTERS PUSHING THE SHOES CLOSE TO THE DRUMS, SHOES SLIGHTLY TOUCHING THE DRUMS , BEFORE YOU DO THE BLEEDING PROCEDURE.....THIS WILL KEEP YOU PEDAL AT THE TOP AND TIGHT.
I PREFER THIS OVER USING THE ONE MAN, HOSE AND CUP, METHOD WHERE YOU SUBMERGE THE HOSE AND PUMP....TO ME THIS IS FASTER AND MUCH EZer.
IS THIS THE WAY YOU APPROACHED YOURS?
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 4:22 AM