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Rear caliper bleeding

Discussion in 'Brakes' started by mtb_tuli, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    Have you actually tried the 3/8 unf fitting in the car, is it the correct thread size etc?
    Would that also do for the front disc calipers?
    Peter
     
  2. mtb_tuli

    mtb_tuli Active Member

    There is an older thread which calls 3/8 unf for the front bleeders. I looked into the parts book, but no dimension found for front and rear.
    So, I thought, I cannot imagine, that they use different sizes on one brake system and 3/8 unf is a common size for English cars from this period.
    Hope, I will get my parts today or tomorrow, then we will see !
     
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  3. mtb_tuli

    mtb_tuli Active Member

    Ok, got a 480 mm long brake hose and the speed bleeder on saturday. But, you need a car lift, or better, take off the caliper, as you cannot see, if the brake hose fits as it should. So, at the moment, I had cut now a 11 mm wrench in halfs and bleeded it the traditional way.
    Blind actions on the brakes should be reduced to a minium :cool:
     
  4. sdibbers

    sdibbers Active Member

    The one way bleed nipples are the way to go! I have them on my car and they make life a lot easier. I also place a jack under the diff, remove the three bolts holding the diff to the back plate and lower it a bit for easier access while the rear of the car is on ramps. That along with the workshop manual prescribed method of pumping the pedal works a treat. I've tried it without dropping the plate, but its makes life so much easier that wouldn't do it any other way.
     
  5. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    Have you actually tried the 3/8 unf fitting in the car, is it the correct thread size etc?
    Would that also do for the front disc calipers?
    Peter
     
  6. mtb_tuli

    mtb_tuli Active Member

    No, not yet tried, as I did not have access to it. I used the old one and bleeded rear (and front) brakes the traditional way.
    The speed bleeder I also bought in 3/8-24 unf, am pretty sure, I read it in another thread here for the front brakes. But, sorry, still not tested. When I bled the front brakes I simply forgot to change one side to the speed bleeder....
     

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