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Power Bleeding gone bad!

So my brakes suck 77' 930! I know they're not supposed too be great, but they're worse then my 1st car 62' bug.

I decided to power bleed them today. Well after hooking it up and pumping up the pressure (10psi) i hear fluid leakin. I look under the car and there is a huge puddle of brake fluid.



It was dripping from around the steering rack and also flowing down by the battery area. My first thought was the MC or booster was leaking, but they seemed clean.

Any suggestions?

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did you plug the breather line on the reservoir?
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Yep, clamp of the breather tube that exits the resivoir.....
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UM, no. I've been think about that (I'm at work) so wasn't sure about that line.

Thanks,

Will be re-trying tomorrow.
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did you plug the breather line on the reservoir?
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I did the same thing not thinking about it. It's the clear hose that connects to the side of the filler.

I used a small length of hose with a golf tee shoved in it.
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Thanks guys! Lesson learned. At least the trunk got cleaned after I flushed it with water.


Round II tomorrow.
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^ Can these jersey's soak up a lot of brake fluid?
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+1 I did the same thing the first time. Tried to bleed the brakes. No luck. Walked around front and it looks like the Exxon Valdez under the left front. Doh! I use a pair of needle nose vice grips to clamp it off now.

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Yup, I've done it too. But mine did't get fluid all in the trunk and battery area. It drained out of the hose and made huge puddle under the car. I would check or replace that hose if it leaked all over inside.
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Just want to add something I learn recently. To clean up brake fluid, all you need is water. I learned this on a stunt forum and didn't believe it until I tried it. So, the next time you get brake fluid on anything you care about, just hose it off. No need to use any harsh chemicals.
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OK so is there any one here who didnt do the same thing at least once? LOL certainly not me the real pain was driving to coral gables to get more brake fluid that day.
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lol... first time I did it too. I could hear the sssss of air leaking by the left front wheel, looked down there and had a puddle of brake fluid on the ground and saw the end of the little nylon tube from the brake fluid container above it.
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