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Old 12-06-2018, 12:54 AM
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You should have gotten a bleeder kit with the new master cylinder. If you didn't, go back to the store, and ask them if they have a spare. It is 2 nuts with a small barbed fitting on the end, and 2 plastic tubes. You install the nuts into the line ports, and fill the master cylinder with brake fluid. Insert the 2 plastic lines into the reservoir, and the lines are held to the master with two small metal clips. Then gently depress the pedal to bleed the air out of the master. Add fluid as necessary, and keep pushing the pedal until no more air bubble appear. You must depress the brake pedal slowly, otherwise you will blow brake fluid all over the engine compartment and the fenders, doing great damage. Once the master is bled, you can go to the furthers rear wheel cylinder, and put a piece of hose on the bleeder after you open it. Put the other end of the hose into a car with a small amount of brake fluid in the bottom, enough to keep the bottom of the hose immersed. Then over the next hour, the line will self bleed. Just check it periodically, to make sure that the reservoir is kept full, and that no more air is coming out of the line. Then close that bleeder and do the next furthers one from the master cylinder, the same way. Do all 4 wheels this way, and you are done.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:15 AM
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You should have gotten a bleeder kit with the new master cylinder. If you didn't, go back to the store, and ask them if they have a spare. It is 2 nuts with a small barbed fitting on the end, and 2 plastic tubes. You install the nuts into the line ports, and fill the master cylinder with brake fluid. Insert the 2 plastic lines into the reservoir, and the lines are held to the master with two small metal clips. Then gently depress the pedal to bleed the air out of the master. Add fluid as necessary, and keep pushing the pedal until no more air bubble appear. You must depress the brake pedal slowly, otherwise you will blow brake fluid all over the engine compartment and the fenders, doing great damage. Once the master is bled, you can go to the furthers rear wheel cylinder, and put a piece of hose on the bleeder after you open it. Put the other end of the hose into a car with a small amount of brake fluid in the bottom, enough to keep the bottom of the hose immersed. Then over the next hour, the line will self bleed. Just check it periodically, to make sure that the reservoir is kept full, and that no more air is coming out of the line. Then close that bleeder and do the next furthers one from the master cylinder, the same way. Do all 4 wheels this way, and you are done.
Thanks, it did not come with a bleed kit, but I was planning on doing the master bleed the way Ed mentioned, by buying 2 extra lines and bending them. Going to try to arrange a friend to come over soon to help me with the wheel bleeds
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Well its back on the road again!

I do have a funny story though:

Monday night i picked up the hearse from the local Tate Boys shop after they bled the brakes and changed oil. On the drive home once i got up to about 40-45 I heard a loud banging and metal clanking that SEEMED to be coming from under the car. So I was worried my transmission was starting to fail or something, so i was scared i had another big repair coming up thinking "I hope I can get it home"

So yesterday...I drive it again and get it nice and warmed up, take it on the highway and get it to 65 mph and the noise starts up again real fast and loud. But this time I am more mentally collected and realize its not coming from underneath, it sounds like the roof.

I look around and try to think "what could be making that noise", then it dawns on my what it was. My window mounted reindeer antlers have plastic pieces that were banging on the roof with the wind. I got home and ripped those plastic pieces off.

Not ready to remove the antlers just yet. I still need to drive it a bit and make some smiles.
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