(update again it drove!)Guess who can’t tune

Discussion in 'E3 General Discussion' started by Haseeb, Oct 23, 2018.

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    StephenZ Active Member Site Donor

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    If those bleeders are pointed down, they will never ever ever bleed...ever. Must face up to allow air to go through the path to outside land. Have you ever bled brakes before? If not, understand that it's not always as easy as, 'follow directions and it's done'. There are a handful of things to be aware of happening that may not allow a proper bleed. Small air bubble in the line somewhere...master with an air bubble...improper technique in bleeding that allows air to suck back in, if you're doing the helper method of slow push pedal/release screw for a bit/tighten screw/release pedal/repeat. Also being aware of the fluid level in the res. If it gets too low during the bleed, you'll suck air right in the lines from above..and that's a start over...:). Sorry, if this is all obvious, I haven't read through to see what you've done or know.. Patience is key!
    But definitely check those bleeders! I swapped them on an 02 in my early years and I almost flipped the car over with my bare hands, out of frustration...then I took a breath and looked at it and saw it immediately..."oh...calipers are swapped...". switched and bled in a few minutes after that.. Sometimes it's the obvious stuff that trips you up..lol.
    Edit: See the pic..caliper is on the wrong side...unless the car is upside down..;-). Top bleeder HAS to be highest spot of fluid in the caliper, otherwise air will never leave.
     
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    What he said ^
     
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    How did we miss this, your calipers are on the wrong side of your car, all bleeders must point upwards.
     
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    Yep
     
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    wow, I can’t even describe how excited I was today! Surely enough once the calipers were swapped and brakes were bled with Valvoline fluid, they worked like a charm. I couldn’t resist going on a quick test run around the block (even with no hood on the car :D) but it felt great! The car is now drivable but it will still need a couple of things before I can really drive it around normally (hood, transmission flush, lights, tires, maybe some slight tuning because this carb has been finicky at times) but I’m so thankful for all the help you guys have given me :) you guys are the best!
     

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    Yay! Now if I could just carve out a little time to finish sanding, repairing hood/trunk, priming, painting, new headliner, install engine, rebuild front and rear suspension, trans, drive shaft, brakes, bearings, reinstall glass.....Oh good Lord...I'm going to bed...:-(..lol
     
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