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#1 masslaw


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:16 PM

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?

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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.

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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

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:24 AM

Another vote for the brake hose being degraded internally.

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