Pump and Hold Method: One person pumps the brake pedal to compress the air, then holds pressure on it. The other person opens the bleeder valve to let out fluid and air, then closes the valve after the pedal has landed (to prevent air being sucked back in through the valve on the upstroke). The process is repeated, sometimes many times, for each wheel. Usually a length of clear tubing is connected to the bleeder valve and run to a container during the process, both to collect the toxic brake fluid and to better view the fluid and bubbles. The master cylinder reservoir must be replenished frequently, for if it goes dry the entire process must be redone. The cover must be left loose so that the fluid may be drawn, but should be in place so that fluid does not squirt out on the return stroke. A block may be placed under the pedal so that it does not bottom out during this procedure, as the master cylinder seals could be damaged by encountering accumulated sediment and / or corrosion.
thanks for the replies i went back to the store and bought prestone dot4 synthetic. did the front brake about 60 times! some air came out..i noticed a difference in the feel. tomorrow i'll do the rear and im betting there is more air in that line. never was firm.
upgrades: ngk iridium plug Dr. Pulley variator Dr. Pulley 12g sliders
wereed: HOw can I start a thread?
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wereed: or respond to a thread I started three years ago...
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marklorenzi: I just bought one of the Fleetwoods. They look like a clone of the Honda XRM's they sell overseas. It is in transit now and I should get it this week. I will try to post my experience here. Call me the guinea pig hahaha.
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flyangler: wereed, this forum is read only the new forum is on the banner above. Dan
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silkyg1973: can someone please tell me how to post
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