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Old April 7th, 2016, 11:44 AM   #11
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My first attempt with the Harbor Freight air powered bleeding kit failed. I pulled several reservoirs of fluid through the system without any change. I tried again a few days later but this time I pulled the caliper and flipped it over with the bleeder screw pointing up. I did not ever pump the pedal while the caliper was off the rotor so that I could put it back together when the bleeding process was complete. Pumping the pedal would have pushed the pads together and I don't know how to compress the plunger on such a small caliper. Anyway, I also felt like there might be some air leaking at the threads of the bleeder screw so I put a ring of dielectric grease at that point where the threads meet the caliper. I also greased the rubber boot on the bleeding tool to seal that up. I pulled a few ounces through the system and I saw a much better stream of air free fluid in the drain line. After I was satisfied that the air was removed I replaced the caliper and had very solid pedal. Good luck. It can be done.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 03:14 PM   #12
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Thanks for the post. Seems removal is required. Cue the sad trombone.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:46 AM   #13
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I have a Mityvac, and it does not help when the bleed screw threads leak. So I've bought a set of speedbleeders, which should make it a lot easier and less messy.

Pushing the pads back first sounds like a good idea, too.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 07:26 PM   #14
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Bleeding the burnt

I've did it on and off the bike on was easier. Changed to Motol 600RBF this time hope it last longer.
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