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Re: [Healeys] Wolesley 1500 brake bleed saga and question (No

To: Bob Johnson <bjsbj8@gmail.com>, Healeys <healeys@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Wolesley 1500 brake bleed saga and question (No
From: Alan Seigrist <healey.nut@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:27:59 +0800
Bob -

Now that I think about it, I should have said the best way (below) actually
is to pump the brake first until your brake feels like it has normal
pressure, then have your buddy open the brake bleed screw (with clear tube
on it going into a glass jar) and then close the brake bleed screw after the
fluid flow stops.  Pump up again and repeat open and close the screw until
all air is expelled.  This way, you will reduce the amount of fluid that
goes through the system during the bleed process, which will help with your
little reservoir.

Otherwise follow all the same steps.


'52 A90
'53 BN1
'64 BJ8

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 7:31 AM, Alan Seigrist <healey.nut@gmail.com> wrote:

> Bob -
> Always follow the same set of rules for bleeding -
> Furthest from the reservoir to the closest, in order.  Typically LH
> rear, RH rear, LH front, RH front.
> Get a clear bleeding tube which fits over the bleed screw - this helps
> immensley when looking for air.  Its even better to put the open end
> of the tube in a smallish glass jar that has fluid in the bottom so
> that if you back pump by mistake it pulls in fluid to the system
> rather than air.
> Then -
> Open screw, foot down,
> close screw, foot up,
> over again open screw etc., etc., best if the foot pumping is done
> slowly and deliberately.
> If a small reservoir make note of how many pumps of the foot until
> 2/3rds empty, then keep count of the pumps and refill intelligently.
> Alan
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