Re: E-Bay Q
James Postma <james@...>
Hi Joe,toggle quoted message Show quoted text
I thought you bought an airplane that flew in from my part of the country.
How come so many problems?
What kind of brake fluid are you using? If you are not using aircraft
fluid, get some. I have had nothing but trouble with transmission fluid.
No special tools required. You must bleed from the top bleed port on the
calipers. Pressure bleeding from the bottom and standard bleeding from the
top will both work. One problem is that the bleed screw must be turned open
to get fluid in/out and when you do this, there will be air going into the
line. So you should attach a tube to the screw with fluid in it and open
the screw when there is positive fluid pressure to keep air out.
I had a unique problem with one airplane. The master cylinder was attached
to a parking brake valve with a solid line. When I pulled on the brake
handle, the solid line put tension on the connection to the valve and
created a leak.
You could also use dot 5 auto fluid but must first purge all the remaining
fluid in the system with paint thinner and disassemble the pistons and clean
them out (both master and calipers). When dot 5 mixes with dot 3 or
aircraft fluid it becomes a jelly. The great thing about dot 5 is that the
seals will not deteriorate. The US military uses dot 5 for this reason.
Hope this helps.
Q2 Revmaster N145EX
(253) 584-1182 9:00 to 8:00 PDT
May your header tank be always full and your wings right side up.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 6:19 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] E-Bay Q
arm rest mounted handle) I consistently get air in the line with negativeand
several times from the caliper bleed valve up through the cylander valvescrap
the Airheart system altogether? Thanks, Joe