Best approach for front calipers bleeding

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Best approach for front calipers bleeding

Post by Kevh1070 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:14 pm

Hi all, just stripped & rebuilt front & rear calipers on L3 model. What's the best approach on bleeding front set to get a decent result please as currently lever is like squeezing a jelly & frankly no bloody use
Any help greatly received, thanks in advance

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Re: Best approach for front calipers bleeding

Post by CaNsA » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:35 pm

Full left lock, this keeps the m/c raised and at an angle to get all the air out.

then pump until hard, keep lever pressed, loosen off nipple, tighten nipple.

rinse and repeat.
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Re: Best approach for front calipers bleeding

Post by Kevh1070 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:40 am

Thanks cansa, problem is this is how it was set up & tried for approx 1.5hrs in various approaches just its not responding in the least. Resivior is at dropping level at all thinking possible master cylinder fault

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Re: Best approach for front calipers bleeding

Post by banner001 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:20 am

You need to use a vacuum bleeder, or reverse bleeding where you inject liquid from the nipple, into the calliper, up the line, past the MC into the reservoir
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Re: Best approach for front calipers bleeding

Post by CaNsA » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:27 am

I've never used a vacuum bleeder or reverse bleeding.

Never had a problem.
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Re: Best approach for front calipers bleeding

Post by Miles » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:04 pm

Imo I've found that the traditional method works for most but a few have had to resort to vacuum bleeding.

I always had great results with the normal way but got a vacuum bleeder from Santa one year so have always just used it

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Re: Best approach for front calipers bleeding

Post by Kevh1070 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:51 pm

Thanks all for the input, going to opt for the pressure bleeder & not beat around the bush with it.

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