Got my new front brake master cylinder installed last night and got the front brakes working, sort-of.
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The brakes are spongy cause I don't really know how to bleed the air out of the brake lines. Anyone got any tips to really tighten up the front brakes?
Here's what I have done so far:
First, I bled all the old fluid out of both calipers by opening the bleeder valve and pumping the brake lever. Next, I filled the resevoir and then I worked the lever back and forth until there was no more bubbles in the clear hose coming from the bleeder valve on each caliper. Next, I took a rubber mallet and tapped both the calipers to help free up some trapped air and then bled a little fluid from both bleeder valves.
I repeated the last couple of steps several times and eventually the brakes tightened up quite a but they are still too spongy for the track. I put a zip tie on the brake lever to try and encourage any air bubbles to float to the top and then I left it overnight. I plan to try and finish bleeding the brakes when I get home from work today.
By the way, I did a search through some of the older posts and some different things were mentioned. Some used a mini-vac, but I don't have a mini-vac or any other type of brake bleeding tool. Can I accomplish this without any special tools. If not, what is the best, least expensive tool for the job?