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Brakes are stuck on and no the calipers aren't seized

 
Old 01-06-2019, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by johnckeen View Post
Does anyone know the fitting size of the brake lines from the master cylinder to abs unit?
Looks like 10mm X 10

https://robrobinette.com/bleeding_th...r_cylinder.htm

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Old 01-07-2019, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by BradtheMachine View Post

Looks like 10mm X 10

https://robrobinette.com/bleeding_th...r_cylinder.htm

Hope all works out!
Thanks bud, that's what I had stumbled across too but just double checking.
If this works out it may be a cheaper alternative to rebuilding or buying new in UK.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by johnckeen
indeed this is probably 99% of issue. Ill look to getting a custom shield made.
Now this is really interesting as I've removed a fair few bits from my car, the charger being one, 4 pot brakes and wrapped manifold all at once, and was finding the brakes really spongy.

It's was partially diagnosed as potential ABS module issue although not confirm yet. If that is the case, there is strong reason to think that these charges cars are getting too hot in this location.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:31 AM
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I am going to take a look at my MC when i take it off to replace and if the seals are melted i will let you know.
I always assumed it was air in ABS pump but the more and more i think about it I am starting to think that heat really is the issue here.

Part should be here on 15th but in states on 19th so might not be fitted till beginning of Feb, i will make sure to report back on how it goes.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:06 AM
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Nice one. I was going to replace the abs module with an eBay item available around
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by CynicG View Post
Now this is really interesting as I've removed a fair few bits from my car, the charger being one, 4 pot brakes and wrapped manifold all at once, and was finding the brakes really spongy.

It's was partially diagnosed as potential ABS module issue although not confirm yet. If that is the case, there is strong reason to think that these charges cars are getting too hot in this location.

i'd say air. my abs module failed and threw abs light and.codes

try a gravity bleed after triggering abs.. should be doable at the mo
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Nottm_S2 View Post
i'd say air. my abs module failed and threw abs light and.codes

try a gravity bleed after triggering abs.. should be doable at the mo
I actually did a gravity bleed after the brake swap. TGM Tom said the same about air when I explained symptoms. And he know my mechanical iliteracy
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:05 PM
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is it the same if you unplug the ABS module?

mine had air in the abs after i swapped it and it was a buggee to ger out. Ray advised a reverse bleed which did help i think, pumping in fluid through the bleed nipple.

they are an easy swap anyway, think i paid about £35 used for a very expensive new part

some of the vented bonnets have vents there for a reason i guess

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Old 01-10-2019, 02:51 PM
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Indeed. Probably shouldn't have sold that Spoon bonnet
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:42 AM
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Over about 15 years working on cars by far the best method is a vacuum bleed kit connected to a compressor. Its so easy and gets the air out of the system fast. It makes brake fluid changes painless. Connect it up and carry on with something else whilst occasionally checking the reservoir level.
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