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   73 MKIII GT6 Big Red 
         Bench Bleeding brake calipers

   Big Red - 1973 GT6 MKIII Specific Tasks and Procedures

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    Getting the air out of the calipers was simplified by doing it at the bench before they were installed on the car. New seals were previously installed after the initial cleanup. a SLOOWW hand at pumping the fluid is all that's required here. The 'out' tube is 'above' the highest point of the caliper, thus making sure air is not pulled back into the caliper as the syringe is pushed in and pulled out.

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    In the above picture, you can see I have the caliper positioned so air will rise within the passages of the caliper. A simple syringe filled with fluid, is fed into the normal bleed valve. A tube is press fitted over the normal supply pipe. Little by little, the syringe is pumped in  and out. The air will rise as the fluid is moved in and out of the caliper.

   The caliper holds (in my estimation) about 40-60cc of brake fluid. Once completed, I simply capped off the feed pipe with a 'vacuum cap' and closed the bleed valve until the caliper was ready to be installed on the car.


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