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Steve & Nancy Riffe
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Date:  7-1-2015
Number of Hours:  2.00
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Brief Description:  Filled left brake line--again

Just couldn’t wait to make a mess with the brake fluid, so jumped in and filled the left side. It started out ok, but then went downhill quickly. I connected my pump up sprayer to the fitting at the brake caliper and pumped up a bit of pressure. Before I opened the bleeder valve, I had a nice leak going at the fitting—then noticed a leak at the valve that operates the wand on the sprayer. UGH! I quickly dumped the pressure, used a bunch of paper towels and cleaned up the pool of red fluid. I decided maybe the fluid had degraded the inner workings of the valve on the sprayer—I dunno for sure. So, I filled up a cheap-o oiler can from HF and connected it to the bleeder valve. After pumping for about 10 minutes, the line was mostly full. I operated the master cylinder and the parking brake valve which seemed to get most of the bubbles out of the line. There are still a few and maybe more will appear overnight. I rate brake bleeding right up there with fiberglass work as far as stuff I’d rather never do again!
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Overflow worked--spot on floor was a substantial leak

Overflow worked--spot on floor was a substantial leak

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Switching to oil can method--bucket full of paper towels

Switching to oil can method--bucket full of paper towels

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Line is filled--whoo hoo!

Line is filled--whoo hoo!

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