Has anyone bled their brakes with this bleeder? I was doing fine up until I needed to bleed the fronts, the fluid doesn't make it past the delay valve under the master. I changed the valve 7 times, and no luck. Anyone have any ideas??
A pressure bleeder won't provide enough pressure to get past the delay valve. (I recall reading that it takes 50 PSI or so to open the valve) There is a little button on the back of the delay valve - it needs to be held IN while pressure bleeding the brakes. (The valve is normally "IN" - you need to keep it there) I think I read that there is a tool to hold the button in. My solution was to wrap a screw type radiator hose clamp around the valve and tighten it down. It works great, but does take a small amount of finagling to get the clamp around the valve. You might have to remove its mounting bracket to get the clamp around it.
As always, you guys are the best. I recall hearing something about that button, but totally forgot about it ( much the same way I cannot remember anything from the 70's and before ) The brakes are bled, and now all I have to do is put back a working proportioning valve, and I'll be all set. Thanks again..:thumbsup:
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