1996 Rover Mini Cooper, SPI. The brakes were spongy so I bled them today using the one-man ezibleed kit. It worked well. RHD car so I started at the back left, then the back right and then, mistakenly, the right front. Out of sequence I know. When I tried bleeding the left front I got nothing. I checked the pressure in the bleeding paraphernalia and it was ok. I kept unscrewing the bleed screw until it was out. Barely a trickle of brake fluid dripped out. The disc is shiny so I assume the brake is working. But where to look now? Clogged line? Stuck piston? Jammed pads? BYW I took it out after and the brakes are back to normal, stopping on the proverbial dime. But I think I should fix this. Any suggestions?
Brake Bleeding Issue
Posted 17 May 2019 - 12:56 AM
I would suggest that the flex hose has deteriorated.
Given the age of the car, it would be over-due for a hose change in any case. I'd recommend replacing the fronts and backs as well as the clutch hose while you're at it.
Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:59 AM
Yes, I would agree with that, they have been on and working away for 20 years, that's a lot of use
Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:24 AM
Another vote for the brake hose being degraded internally.
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