Re: [MBZ] Feel your (break) petals

2015-08-18 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Mitch, I hadn't thought of that! I will try again... I've got to install new hoses on the rear brake calipers, will start by filling the power bleeder so that it has plenty of time to air out before use. - Max Charleston SC On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:40 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Feel your (break) petals

2015-08-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I like just putting bake fluid in the reservoir and just using the pressure bleeder to provide pressure. You have fewer problems with bubbles and potential foaming, I’ve found. It’s not a big deal to have to pull the cap and replenish the fluid occasionally. I would add that I had an

Re: [MBZ] Feel your (break) petals

2015-08-18 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Ever since then I always put a towel over the reservoir and bleeder when it’s under pressure. Keep a hose handy. Speedi-rinse might save your paint. -- Jim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] Feel your (break) petals

2015-08-18 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Mitch, I hadn't thought of that! I will try again... I've got to install new hoses on the rear brake calipers, will start by filling the power bleeder so that it has plenty of time to air out before use. - Max Charleston SC The other thing you can do with a pressurized bleeder

Re: [MBZ] Feel your (break) petals

2015-08-17 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
On August 17, 2015 at 5:26 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Just seemed like the most likely reason for a soft pedal. Did you ever pour brake fluid and see that the container you poured into has thousands of barely visible microbubbles in it? I don't like to

Re: [MBZ] Feel your (break) petals

2015-08-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The wear sensors should clip into the side of the pad backing plates. Being placed in the holes doesn't anchor or hold them in place. Dan Sent from my iPad On Aug 17, 2015, at 3:35 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Last night I installed new Akebono Ultra Premium

Re: [MBZ] Feel your (break) petals

2015-08-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
The pedal feel was nice and firm with Pagid normal pads, but now the pedal feel is toward the squishy end. I blame the new pads. I also changed the front brake hoses at the same time, so perhaps the new ATE hoses are to blame or are part of the problem. - Max Bleed them

Re: [MBZ] Feel your (break) petals

2015-08-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Just seemed like the most likely reason for a soft pedal. RB On 17/08/2015 3:35 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Randy, I'm using a Power Bleeder which pressurizes the MC reservoir and pushes fluid at the same time. This quickly and easily pushes all the air out via the bleeder bolt. I