[Healeys] brakes

Oudesluys coudesluijs at chello.nl
Thu May 2 15:32:46 MDT 2013

Use an Eezybleed. This will pressurize the master cylinder and will push 
the brake fluid to the nipple you are bleeding. There is no chance air 
will come into the system at all, as long as you keep the Master 
cylinder and/or Eezybleed topped up
With vacuum you may have the chance that you will suck air past the 
threads of the bleed nipple, getting you nowhere.
Also check all joints for tightness as it sounds as if you may have a 
leak somewhere.
Kees Oudesluijs

Op 2-5-2013 23:02, Mike schreef:
> Somebody tell me what I am doing wrong.  Be nice.  I had a brake fluid leak at
> a rear wheel, which I finally traced to the wheel cylinder itself.  While
> fixing this, I also rebuilt the master cylinder.  Now I am trying to refill
> the system with fluid.  It is probably completely empty by now, as the car has
> been sitting for a long time.  I am using a vacuum pump to bleed, and can get
> lots of air, but hardly any fluid at all.  The level in the m/c is not going
> down, either.  There is no bleed port on the m/c, but I just loosened the
> outlet fitting and pumped the pedal a few times; seemed to flow ok, so
> tightened it all back up.  This is a BN2.  If I'm doing something stupid, that
> is right in character.
> Mike
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