stevewins at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 17:56:42 PDT 2008
Mine leak around the threads. The mityvac will hold a vacuum with the
bleeder closed for quite a while, but once I crack open the bleeder, I get
lot's of air with the fluid in the tubing. I've pulled over half a bottle
thru the system with it, and still don't have a good lever. When I bleed
with just the lever and tubing/cup, no air bubbles come out at the calipers.
> Ernest Montague wrote:
> the bleeders are not leaking around the threads, the mity vac is
> sucking air around the nipple. Dont worry about it and use the mity vac
> On Jul 17, 2008, at 4:17 PM, Steve Aronson wrote:
> > I'm having a ridiculous problem bleeding my brakes. I rebuilt the
> > calipers
> > and now I can't get a decent lever. The travel is almost to the
> > handlebar.
> > I've bled the system at the master and the calipers about 15 times
> > now. No
> > bubbles at the calipers. Hard to tell at the master since I don't
> > have a
> > bleeder banjo and use the squeeze/crack open over a towel, close,
> > release
> > lever. I'm using the usual method I always do with the plastic cup
> > tubing at the calipers. I've done this dozens of times in the past
> > with no
> > problem like this even after changing the lines. So where is the air
> > hiding? I'm guessing it's at the top of the lines or in the banjo,
> > but it
> > won't come out. I've tried tapping with a rubber mallet while pumping
> > the
> > lever, holding in the lever, not touching the lever. I've tried to
> > suck it
> > out with a mityvac but the bleeders leak around the threads once
> > loosened.
> > I've let it sit overnight with the lever bungeed closed. Any
> > suggestions?
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