Originally Posted by codrus
Yay! Glad it worked!
Me too! I was really nervous about bleeding the system, but I think it turned out to be easier than I was expecting.
I only use my Motive power bleeder to apply pressure to the fluid in the MC. I fill up the MC and pressurize it to about 10psi. I do not like putting fluid into the power bleeder tank because I feel that it can add a lot of air to the system and is a mess to clean up (especially if your MC bleeder cap doesn't seal well). I stop often and let the pressure escape from the tank to top off the MC fluid level, and I never let it go much below the full mark on the MC reservoir.
First, I bled the master, then cracked the fittings from the master going into the ABS block while using my pressure bleeder at 10psi. Once the air bubbled out of the inlet fittings to the ABS block, I pumped the pedal a few times, and cracked all of the outlet fittings from the ABS block and let the air bubble out (LF, RF, Rear). Bled the brake lines normally with the pressure bleeder and waited until I got a firm pedal. Then I started the car on jackstands, put it in 1st gear and let the wheels spin. I gave it a little gas and then stomped on the brake pedal as hard as I could. ABS cycled a few times, repeated this about 10x. Shut the car off, checked the MC reservoir, put the pressure bleeder back on and re-bled the brakes. I used a gravity bleed type bottle to catch the brake fluid and try to help keep the bleeders from sucking air back in. Repeat the ABS cycle thing a few more times, re-bleed brakes, abs cycle, re-bleed.
So far the pedal doesn't feel bad, but I haven't driven the car on the street yet since I have to put the rest of my interior back together from other projects. I am hoping for this weekend. I will probably be doing a few more bleed cycles too.
I had expected to go through a ton more fluid. Amazingly, I seem to have used less than 1L total to get where I am now. I had 1L unopened of pentosin, and now I have 4L of ATE. I bought way too much.