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brake bleed question

01/03/2020 20:14
Happy New Year. Very quiet on the Pontiac front these days. Winter just never came so I continue working outside on a vehicle. Re- plumbed brake lines on a Ford van. What a exercise in futility. Time to bury the piece. But we wreck vehicles here so I patch this one and run it in the winter months. My front axle cross line to the right front took a splice, compression and flared, but just the same I am not getting a satisfactory result on brake bleeding. That coupling could be the limiter, or the still stock rubber brake line at the wheel. Replaced front left rubber line, and all new tubing everywhere. I am about to change out the entire axle plumbing this time to the brake caliper. See if my pressure improves on the bleeding process. Almost no fluid seems to be passing out, and I first power bled, where I thought I had more flow. 2ndary bleed was a manual method. Opinions on using couplings on lines? Is that creating resistance? Once again, not using the crappy compression couplings. Everything is flared.
01/06/2020 11:03
Couplings do not create a resistance. Some other bleeding methods are gravity bleeding and vacuum bleeding. And Happy New Year to you, too.
01/07/2020 23:01
believe the method is vac bleeding, powered through a pot collector by air compressor volume. Cost a bit, but a big help when you are short on help.
01/08/2020 13:38
Can I remove a wore harness ftom a B body by removing spade posts out of fuse block and pass it through fire wall? Have some chew damage and no access to service it.
01/14/2020 20:11
bearings this time. I found color off on center of races, and rust color on races. They are heavily coated in lithium grease, yet discolored on the working part. On front wheel outers. Is the prudent step to change all inner and outer bearings and races when heat damage reveals? 185k miles, no bearing changes thus far. Truck gets very hard highway miles.
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