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TOPIC: Bleeding Brakes on Scimitar

Bleeding Brakes on Scimitar 9 years 8 months ago #281

  • Guy Evans
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Hi, this is my first time posting anything on any forum ever. So take it easy on me if I get something wrong lol.

Myself and a mate are rebuilding a 1978 Reliant Scimitar GTE se6a.

Problem is Im having a bugger of a time trying to get the brakes bled. Ive fitted new brake cylinders to the rear and have

rebuilt the master cylinder with new seals. Ive also replaced the rear and 2 front brake hoses.

I cant see any leaks anywhere, or maybe Im just getting old. (no comments on that please lol)

Any help would be greatly appritiated or better still if you want to come round and show me what Im doing wrong that

would be even better.

Great website and great club. :cheer:

Regards to you all, Guy
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Re:Bleeding Brakes on Scimitar 9 years 8 months ago #282

  • stevie
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I am no expert in this field

but I was always told when bleeding the brakes always start at the bleed nipple nearest the master cylinder

so If the master cylinder sits up top at the drivers side start at the drivers front, passenger front ,drivers rear, passenger rear

when I do it I don't use any of the fancy bled kits, Just one of the wee rubber pipes like this





you get them from about £2 put it on the nipple and stick it in a jar of brake fluid

works for me ;)
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