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Old 07-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
I have never had a problem just bolting it on the car and doing a 2-man bleed with a fresh/empty master cylinder?
Same here.
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Originally Posted by TorqueZombie View Post
Maybe I'm dumb, but how do you one person bleed with just the bottle? Squeeze, crack bleeder, let go?
Why do you close the bleeder in between pumps during a two man bleeding procedure? To keep air from entering the line. Keep the line pointed up and full of fluid and the second person to work the bleeder isn't needed.

You want to hose to go all the way to the bottom of your catch bottle. That keeps it submerged in fluid so it doesn't siphon back into the caliper.

Been doing it this way for years and that's what the Genesis bottle is designed for. If you have a piece of hose that fits tight on the bleeder, you can fab one together at the track with a discarded plastic bottle in a minute. I've done this countless times when guys walk up to me complaining of mushy brakes on Sunday.
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I've had no issues with the motive power bleeder as provided by TSE. The rubber gasket has fallen out on occasion moving the lid into position, but it's always sealed fine. I don't put brake fluid into the bleeder itself, I just use it to pressurize the reservoir. I refill the reservoir a couple of times during a full flush. I alternate between ATE superblue and Type 200, so the color change lets me know when it's completely flushed out of each caliper.

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Dealers have SST's to cycle the ABS pump in the shop. We have the street in front of the shop.
For those of us who have retained reasonably stock wiring, cycling the ABS pump is easy. Jumper the GND and TBS pins in the diag box under the hood with a paper clip. Step on the brake. Key on. This puts the ABS into diagnostic mode, and the pump cycles once on each channel. Repeat that a couple of times as you bleed each caliper.

I don't know if this works if the stock ecu is completely missing. I suspect it does not.

This image is for a 99/00 diag box but it appears identical to my 01 diag box.

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