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Brake bleeding issue
« on: February 01, 2015, 01:13:45 PM »
I'm working on my FL350 and I have replaced the soft rear line and brake pads. I was going to build stainless lines for the front but decide that the front had good pressure and stopping power so I didn't do anything with them other than take the soft lines off and drain the whole brake system. I've put everything back on and tried to bleed the front and rear and I get nothing. I was thinking that maybe with system being dry for a couple of months that the seals in the master dryer and cracked so I rebuilt the master and still nothing.
I get good pressure coming out of the master before I connect the two hard lines then I loose pressure.
I've tried vacuum bleeding, Gravity bleeding, witch it won't do even with the hard lines disconnected.
Any help with this would be great


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Re: Brake bleeding issue
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 07:09:55 AM »
Unless you adjust up the parking/E brake,it's a waste of time.
Unscrew the E brake lock nut on the rotor/caliper end,then turn in the course threaded bolt till it bottoms,then back out half an ant's leg,and nip up the lock nut.
NOW the piston is where it should be-MAX- to not waste up any bleeding/adjustments/travels.
It makes all the difference.Same when you bleed the fronts... adjust the front shoes first.Then quicker better result.