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Old 05-28-2009, 08:10 AM
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Leaking Bleeder Screws

Putting the finishing touches on my 56 chevy project of 14 years. I have a ford 9 inch out of a 76 lincoln with disc brakes on the rear. Before installion I purchased remanf calipers, rotors, ect... so the brake system was new.

After bleeding the system and getting an average pedal, the rears leak when the car sits for a couple days. I noticed that when pressing brakes with bleeder closed, fluid in the bleeder hole will pulse. As far as I can tell the bleeders themselves are leaking. Replaced bleeders, but no help

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Have the brakes had fluid in the lines for the 14 yrs it sat? if so, the system may have moisture in the lines that allowed rust to form in the threads of the calipers. Did you just replace the bleeders or did you take out the threaded insert the bleeder screws into?
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if fluid still bleeds thru..remove bleeders and fluid,, clean mating surfaces,, put a little dykem,, or even use a Sharpe (red or blue works best)on to end of bleeder.. screw in,, remove,, and check end..it is new,, but it may have a burr on inside..or some other kind of grit in it..i've had same problem with "new parts".. had to use a rubber polishing stone inside of new cylinder at bleeder hole..
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