posted by Mr. Completely @ 9:49 AM
two things come to mind:do you have decent heat in your garage? do you use a vacuum pump to bleed the lines?Merle
No heat in garage at all, but I can't get the pickup in there anyway 'cuz the garage is full. No vacuum pump, but the truck is over 40 years old, and doing it the old fashioned way(s) still do the job. The rebuilt master cylinder didn't show up when it was supposed to, so I'll probably do the job in a couple of days when it should be in the upper 40's and raining. Still not ideal, but better than 20 degrees and everything frozen, including my fingers!
Mike,I've paid good money for pressure and vacuum bleeder units and they work, sometimes. Might, or might not, fit the master cylinder resevoir, suction units sometimes won't stay on the bleeder, etc. Put a drip pan under the farthest bleeder, leave it open and wait for it to drip. Tighten and move to the next farthest, etc. Won't take as much of Kiwi pumping the pedal and you yelling, "pump", "hold". but I bet you've done that yourself. Have fun. I have heat, and some room so I can do those things but after working on simple sprint cars, passenger vehicles irriate the heck out of me.
I usually use the old can and piece of rubber hose method, so I can actually flush the lines a bit and maybe blow most of the water out of the lines. I'm hoping it will warm up a bit and be dry for a few hours so I can do it without having to lie in the mud and/or snow. It looks like maybe Friday or Saturday I might get a break in the weather. Fortunately I have a bit of time to get this one done. Once I've verified that the truck runs, shifts, and stops OK, then I need to pull the radiator and either swap in another one, or solder a tiny leak. Then I should have a pretty good pickup.
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