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post #31 of 76 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 19, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

C.R.A.P., I guess I didnít think about the outside bleeders. The wheels are on and they just didnít come to mind.
Iíll bleed the entire system again starting outside each caliper and see what happens but this sounds like THE issue.
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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

Dennis, you haven't said which rear Wilwood calipers you have but if they're four piston, here's the outside bleeder. The inside bleeder looks the same. Outside gets bled first.
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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

Well Dennis,
Hope that is the issue and it sounds like it is. But the good news is most likely you wont make that mistake again.
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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

I hope not, but no guarantees.
Iíll post again after I re-bleed them Saturday AM.

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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/m...yABEgLajfD_BwE

Motive power bleeder. simply get an air tight seal on the master, then add two cans of bake fluid 15-20 lbs pressure, bleed as your normally would.
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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

I saw the motive power bleeder. I always wondered how well they seal on the top of the MC and about the chain you use to fasten it down. Seems like scratches waiting to happen.

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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

I use a large c-clamp with padded feet with my Motive bleeder instead of the chains. I had the damnedest time trying to get a good seal with the chains/hooks
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The only way to power bleed a system with a Wilwood master is to buy another lid, install a small hose barb and close up the two tiny air holes in the cover. And also buy another rubber gasket and cut out the center. And oh yeah, have a LOT of towels under the master.

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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

Motive makes a larger plate that fits Wilwood but I still see it as problematic.
The padded clamp idea is good though.

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Motive power bleeder. simply get an air tight seal on the master, then add two cans of bake fluid 15-20 lbs pressure, bleed as your normally would.
I own that bleeder. IMO it is a huge pain to get to seal. Anyone that wants one I'll sell you mine with all included accessories for half the cost of new one. It's only been used once. The Harbor Freight bleeder that one hooks to their compressor is way easier to use and less than 1/4 the cost of the Motive. The Motive bleeder is $156.00 ( pretty expensive for a pump sprayer with some plastic fittings ) . The HF bleeder is $33.00.
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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

You can get bleeder valve with built in check valve. Just press the brake pedal and brake fluid will come out and no air will sucked in. All you have to do is replace the valve after bleeding. They sell it at a local automotive store. They come in pairs and the front bleeders are different size VS the rear.

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Speed bleeders with a clear tube going from the bleeder into a bottle of some sort to catch the fluid.

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I have been bleeding the brakes with the wheels on the car so only bleeding the top inside bleeders screws on each caliper, which now have speed bleeders.
Think he already has them.
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Re: Best way to bleed brakes

Found the problem!
Wilwood recalled my master cylinder in July of 2017. Bad seals that could cause loss of front brakes.
I wonder why Jews didnít notify them of my purchase as they were supposed to???
Now I have to pull it off, send it to Wilwood for a rebuild, re-bleed and install it.
On the plus side Iíve invented seven new swear words since seeing the recall notice so I got that going for me.
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Yikes, that is supposed to be ďJegsĒ not Jews....

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