Dandy news. Happy I could help. You don't have to shoot air into the rear. It is sufficient to do it to either one one of the wheels that don't bleed.
I always told my students to never push any brake pedal all the way to the floor, simply because of the corrosion that builds up. The exception would be for a new master cylinder that hasn't had time yet to build up corrosion. One fellow told me off for suggesting his master cylinder was ruined by doing that. He said he had been doing brakes professionally for many years and always pushed the pedal to the floor and never had a problem. 90 percent of the time he might get lucky but it only takes one destroyed master cylinder to ruin your day. Keep in mind too that many of the procedures written in the service manuals pertain to vehicles new enough to still be under warranty. You'll rarely see a paragraph about what to do about rusty parts. Someone should write a book about how to fix old rusty / corroded / jammed / cross-threaded, ... You get the idea. Also, since this is such a common problem, why isn't it mentioned in the service manual?
Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 5:48 PM