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Old 12-08-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Master Cylinder in the SLE just went poop a few days ago. SSEi isn't far behind (125k on both).

Wouldn't you know, in spite of the FE2 and L67 on BOTH cars, and the fact that these two years are completely compatible in master cylinders (either size), the SLE got a 6.5" from the factory, and the SSEi got an 8". I'd be willing to bet the 95 SSEi also got an 8".

Oversight? Intentional?



Both of these get changed today.
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Makes me wonder what my 95 SE has on it...

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One done (and bleeding).

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Home-built power (pneumatic) bleeder. Pressurizes the reservior and refills automatically. I just have to crack the bleeders open. I'm running two big bottles of brake fluid through both cars to flush it out, even though I flushed the Zilla 4 years ago.
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I might do the Zilla tomorrow. It'* only 40 degrees out, and a dry cold wind blowing. Windchill is nasty.
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that power bleeder is a pretty good idea, beats the hell out of bleeding it by hand.
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Man, you gotta put the design up for that pressure bleeder...
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Man, you gotta put the design up for that pressure bleeder...
yeah for sure, it looks simple enough but lets see some specs. what psi do u regulate it to?

and as far as the 8 or 6 in ms, its a coin toss, regardless of options, or suspension
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The bleeder is very simple. You need an airtight container with a large lid. Large enough for two air fittings. You also need a regulator, gauge, and another fitting to be installed in a spare reservior cap.

Two air fittings go into the lid (air tight, use o-rings). One of them has another tube acting as a 'straw' that goes to the bottom of the container. The other end goes to the reservior cap. The regulator pipes into the 'non straw' fitting. Fill the container with brake fluid. It pressurizes and auto-fills as you bleed. Do NOT press the brake pedal while doing this.

In a nutshell, the flow goes like this:

Compressor (elc will work)-->Regulator and gauge (set to 5psi)--> Into the container lid, where the air above the brake fluid compresses, forcing it UP the straw and out of the container to the master cylinder reservior. This pressurizes the air in the reservior, forcing the fluid to the open bleed port.
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5psi=no worries about popping the reservoir off the cylinder?

I'm gonna make one.
Any special fitting for the bleeder side of it, or just regular old fish tank tubing?
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The res lid will handle far more than 5psi. Use an OEM lid, not an aftermarket. Trust me on that one.

Bleeder side? You mean on the bleed fittings? Technically you don't need anything. Leave 'em open. I just didn't want the puddles on my driveway, in spite of the fact that brake fluid evaporates quickly.
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Yes nice brake bleeder set up.

Willwren please show us how you made it.
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