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post #151 of 157 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 19, 4:02 PM
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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

Here’s a cutaway pic of a bleeder valve. If the valve is seated correctly the tip with the hole should be sealed on the tapered seat inside the caliper. If your bleeder valve is turned tight and air/fluid is still passing through the bleeder hole then it is either not seated internally or the ball check inside the bleeder valves are stuck open. I had it backwards earlier but it might be because the bleeder valves are too short. I believe the rear calipers on 98-02 Camaros need 33mm long bleeder valves. How long are yours?
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post #152 of 157 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 19, 4:18 PM
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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

The rears are 1.18" long, around 30mm. The new ones you purchased may have the wrong taper. NAPA has the correct ones but not for the price you paid.
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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

I posted pictures from rockauto but I purchased new bleeder screws from o'reilly. I tried bleeding the system again today and had the same leaking thing happen. Maybe the caliper is damaged where the bleeder screw is supposed to seat. I actually think my original bleeder screws are ok. I know some go crazy over sealant on brake stuff but if this sealant doesn't work (Permatex 54540 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Sealant....I know it won't fix the seating issue) then I may just spend $100 on fancy bleeder valves from https://www.stahlbus-us.com/ or the speed bleeders that napa carries
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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

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I posted pictures from rockauto but I purchased new bleeder screws from o'reilly. I tried bleeding the system again today and had the same leaking thing happen. Maybe the caliper is damaged where the bleeder screw is supposed to seat. I actually think my original bleeder screws are ok. I know some go crazy over sealant on brake stuff but if this sealant doesn't work (Permatex 54540 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Sealant....I know it won't fix the seating issue) then I may just spend $100 on fancy bleeder valves from https://www.stahlbus-us.com/ or the speed bleeders that napa carries
Sounds like the seat at the bottom of the screw hole is damaged. Never seen that before.

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Frustrating and embarrassing but I realized today I reversed the bleeder screw and brake hose bolt.
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post #156 of 157 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 19, 12:33 PM
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I bled the brakes and thought I got the air out but when I drove the car the brakes bounce back at me if I press the pedal all the way. When I do that there’s also a hissing noice. Does this mean there’s still air in the system or is something going on with the hydroboost?
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Re: 98-02 Camaro disc brake conv.

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