Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:01 PM
ps i knew i should have left it to the professionals!
Posted 13 April 2005 - 08:02 PM
Have the reservoir cap off to allow fluid to move thru the system?
93 K Reg, Audi 80 1.9TDi Avant Tractor, Red - <font color="red">Sold</font>
Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:19 PM
ie with the bleed nipple at the top & the pipe at the bottom.
hope that makes sense /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Posted 29 September 2005 - 01:13 PM
Bleeding the ABS sounds like a good idea, so how do you (bleed the ABS)? Is is possible in a home garage?
I have fitted new pads all round, fresh brake fluid, bled the master cylinder and all four corners (with pressure bleeder) and am confident I have removed all the air that I can. Pedal is solid withoutthe servo assistance but as soon as the engine is running the pedal drops easily to half way. The car stops pretty well but I would like the pedal to be more reassuring - bleeding the ABS seems the next step.
Also, its a MK4 Golf.
Any help would be appreciated especially as this is first post (I mean - first post is a question which seems a bit impolite).
Posted 29 September 2005 - 08:11 PM
Very normal for vehicals that have had new pads and disc's to have soft brake pedel when engnie is running try doing a 100 mile if the pedel is still soft you may have problem but if you have used a pressure bleeder the ABS unit has been bled
Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:26 PM
Thanks for the reply.
Yes I have done the master cylinder (and rechecked it ).
The only problem with doing the 100 miles is the lack of MOT and Tax /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif. (Car just bought from auction /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif). I don't know what the attitude of the MOT man is going to be - maybe I should just try it.
This evening just for the sake of trying something else I tried the two man brake bleeding with the engine running (so that ought to have compressed any bubbles of air). But I got nothing apart from clean brak fluid... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
I heard I might need to do a ABS cycling procedure with VAG-COM to reset the brake pedal .... have you heard of this?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 01 October 2005 - 07:33 PM
Don't know what it does as i have never had to use that function /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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