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Old 04-05-2004, 05:42 PM
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I too have a 69 vette, and your right, bleeding these brakes are a royal Pain! This is because this is the 4 piston design caliper, alot of room for the air to hid in. I've manual bleed these brakes with limited success. My kids know the "UP - DOWN" commands by heart. (for those clueless this is the command you give your "help" to operate the brake pedal - bleed vlave has to be close BEFORE you can let the pedal up). Next way is to vacuum bleed the brakes. This requires a kit that a number of people have spoken about. And again I've had limited success with these. The "best" method I've found is to pressure bleed the brakes. This is done at a brake shop, where brake fluid is pressurized thru your brake system, displacing the air. Seems to be to best way for 4 piston brake calipers my option. Good Luck! ...Mark

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bleeding brakes

Hi, I also have a midi vac for bleeding breaks etc. I have found one big problem with it, the hose they supply with the system is not very good. I used a smaller hose over the bleeder and then pushed that hose into the larger hose that came with the system. The problem was that too much air was coming in around the original hose and bleeder screw. When I changed to this way, I had no problem bleeding the breaks, Roger.
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