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  • Anaconda
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    Happy days, glad your none problem is sorted!!

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  • Explorer1959
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    Great - thanks for the update

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  • willi
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    Well guys. I did the above with no noticeable effect.
    Went round brakes again and left it at that.
    Just had my mot and passed with flying colours. He showed me the braking read outs and said they were all spot on. He did however say that with his experience with yank tanks that brake travel was always longer than over here.
    Anyways, it passed and they work well. Thanks for all the advice.

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  • Anaconda
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    Originally posted by saleen 192 View Post
    I have all of them, the last ones are the most useful, the first ones I use for clamping off coolant hoses.

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  • saleen 192
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    Be worth investing in some brake hose clamps plent of differant types out there,

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  • willi
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    Thanks guys, will give it ago before it's MOT next week.
    Great bit of info.

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  • Anaconda
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    Originally posted by richard View Post
    Clamp the flexi pipes off (vise grips will do but don't damage them)
    Press the brake pedal, if it's bad then suspect the mastercylinder.
    If you have a good pedal get someone to remove them in turn while you keep pressing.
    That should show you the culprit.
    You did check the pads and caliper slides where all free?
    I use this method when trying to set up the brakes on the Series Land rover, that way I can adjust one axle (or even individual brake) at a time. H&S dictates you should not drive on the road with your brakes clamped off as it can have very interesting results!!

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  • wrooty
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    Originally posted by richard View Post
    Clamp the flexi pipes off (vise grips will do but don't damage them)
    Press the brake pedal, if it's bad then suspect the mastercylinder.
    If you have a good pedal get someone to remove them in turn while you keep pressing.
    That should show you the culprit.
    You did check the pads and caliper slides where all free?
    This is a good idea. Wish I had thought of it. Maybe put something between the grips and the brake lines just to be safe.

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  • richard
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    Clamp the flexi pipes off (vise grips will do but don't damage them)
    Press the brake pedal, if it's bad then suspect the mastercylinder.
    If you have a good pedal get someone to remove them in turn while you keep pressing.
    That should show you the culprit.
    You did check the pads and caliper slides where all free?

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  • willi
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    Yeah Indeed it has. I did actually think I may have missed the rear valves, but I did do them thanks Dave.

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  • Anaconda
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    Does it have 2 bleed nipples on each front caliper, if so did you bleed both of them ?

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  • willi
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    Originally posted by Anaconda View Post
    Should change it every couple of years, did mine the other week.
    let us know how you get on, you have a big brake kit on your car if I remember correctly?
    Yes Dave, I have a Roush up grade. Fluid doesn't look like it was changed for years to be honest. Reservoir was very dark in colour, now of course nice and light.

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  • Anaconda
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    Should change it every couple of years, did mine the other week.
    let us know how you get on, you have a big brake kit on your car if I remember correctly?

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  • willi
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    Originally posted by Anaconda View Post
    Were they ok before you bled them or is that why you were bleeding them?
    If they were ok before then I would bleed them again and see what happens.
    You shouldn't have had any bubbles in the fluid anyway unless you had done some work on the system.
    They were spongy before. The fluid was very dark, and now has been replaced. Have taken her out this afternoon and will bleed again over weekend. If no luck I will try ABM which is 3 miles away from me that I never had a clue about.

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  • Anaconda
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    Were they ok before you bled them or is that why you were bleeding them?
    If they were ok before then I would bleed them again and see what happens.
    You shouldn't have had any bubbles in the fluid anyway unless you had done some work on the system.

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