Re: Bleeding brakes
if you have to break, or cut brake lines, fold them back on themselves, and give the fold a little squeeze with pliers. that should do the trick.
if you're disconnecting, if you don't have a brake pipe tool yourself, most motor factors should be able to tell you what fittings are on your car. get them to make up a small section, 2 or 3 inches is plenty, fold it over & hey presto. do one with a male end, and one with a female end & you won't go far wrong. just screw it on to the disconnected end.
so far as bleeding tips go, sometimes on abs equipped cars it helps to bleed them with the engine running.
while the easi-bleed's connected, crack the nipple till fluid just trickles, and push the pedal a couple of times, quite hard. if the bleeder's connected properly, the pressure will stop air being drawn back in.
also, double check all the joints which have been disturbed, just in case.
don't forget to look at the WHOLE system, i once spent 2 days trying to bleed the brakes on a van, i couldn't get a firm pedal at all, & eventually gave up. it turned out there was a bleed nipple on the pressure regulating valve i hadn't spotted.
hope something of this helps ?
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