Bleeding the rear left line

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Re: Bleeding the rear left line

Post by asiab3 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:53 pm

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Re: Bleeding the rear left line

Post by Hobug » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:23 pm

I don't believe there is a slant on the adjusters of late bays. The part where the adjusters thread in and out is actually angled. V shaped if you will. I did my rear brakes two weeks ago for the first time and looked at the adjusters repeatedly to see if there was a slant. I was finally convinced there was none.

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Re: Bleeding the rear left line

Post by asiab3 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:43 pm

Ok, thanks for the update. I couldn't finds quick answer in a search or Bentley, so I ASSumed they would be the same as all the other air-cooled setups.
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Re: Bleeding the rear left line

Post by upnorthman » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:33 pm

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Could it be that I need an emergency brake pivot pin with a clip instead of a bolt? THAT would make some sense.... I am pretty sure I can say it was a cylinder that caused the air in the line. The one I pulled is wet with fluid.
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Re: Bleeding the rear left line

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:05 am

upnorthman wrote:
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Could it be that I need an emergency brake pivot pin with a clip instead of a bolt? THAT would make some sense.... I am pretty sure I can say it was a cylinder that caused the air in the line. The one I pulled is wet with fluid.
You need only to confirm that the lever moves freely. If the bolt has worked, you can continue to use it, but you need to ascertain that the lever is free while the bolt/nut cannot loosen over time. Normally it takes a pin and a horse shoe retainer clip.
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Re: Bleeding the rear left line

Post by upnorthman » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:27 pm

Thank you Colin,
Yes, I'm guilty. They were too tight. All lines bled. Bad wheel cylinder was the original culprit. Test drive in am.
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