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Old 11-07-2010, 07:50 PM
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Are you 100% sure that the rear chamber of the reservoir is filling with brake fluid? Can you see fluid in both chambers?
Yes, I am 100% sure there is fluid, filled all the way up in all chambers of the reservoir . There are some small bubbles in all chambers that I can see, so I know they are full.

This is why I think it may be the seal between the res and MC. Could the seal be blocking the tiny hole in the MC?
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:54 PM
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Do the test I described. It will answer your question.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:03 PM
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just crack them open and see if they drip?

okay, will do. If they are dripping, what does that mean?

If they are not dripping, what does that mean?
Also, which lines go where? Does the front screw go to the back wheels?
Do the two side screws go to the fronts?

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Old 11-07-2010, 08:10 PM
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If fluid comes out when you press on it brakes it means the reservoir is feeding into the MC. You'll have to trace out the lines to see what goes where.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:17 PM
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it makes no difference how you put on the reservoir, as long as it's on, and the seals are not leaking it's fine.

the front line goes to the back brakes, and the two rear lines go to the corresponding front wheels.
crack the rear driver's side line open, and see if any fluid drips out.
then have someone S L O W L Y press on the brake pedal and see if fluid comes out.
if it does, GREAT the MC is fine. if not, when the pedal is all the way to the bottom HOLD IT, then tighten the line up and have the person pushing the pedal let up, while you fill the reservoir.
if you have a vac leak, the MC I sent you must have the rear seal letting out some vacuum. swap the seals between the MC"s.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:03 PM
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If you snap off a bleed nipple in a caliper because you turned it the wrong way you'll be kicking yourself
I did just this tonight >:|
Is there any way to just replace the bleeder valve? I could likely tap it out with a reverse thread removal kit. How can I determine the correct part? I would have to have to replace the entire rotor just for this one piece.

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Old 11-21-2010, 09:09 PM
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IF you can get it out with an easy out (and that's a big if) most auto parts stores should carry replacement bleeders.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:52 PM
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I did just this tonight >:|
Is there any way to just replace the bleeder valve? I could likely tap it out with a reverse thread removal kit. How can I determine the correct part? I would have to have to replace the entire rotor just for this one piece.

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Welcome to the forum drglock - sorry to hear of your troubles. An easy out like you say might help. If not (and if you can find them) left handed drill bits could also help - you need to turn them in reverse as you drill into the snapped off nipple. Drilling in reverse sometimes helps the snapped off thread come out.

As for the sizes of the bleed nipples - for my ATE calipers there are 2 sizes available. I'm quite sure that one has a M8 thread and I think the other is M7 - but then again it might be M6... sorry to be vague about these sizes. I ended up buying both sizes from the dealer as my old ones were so corroded you couldn't tell the size just by looking.

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