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Brake pipe blockage?

Hi to all wonder if anyone else had encountered this issue.
I used my easy bleed kit today to bleed my clutch and brakes.
After doing the clutch which feels smoother on the pedal i set about the brakes starting with the furthest from resevoir i did drivers rear caliper then passenger side rear.
Drivers front then it came to passenger front which on undoing the bleed nipple abolutely no fluid came out the bleed pipe.
Even with the system under pressure not anything im convinced i could have removed the nipple with still no fluid any ideas?
Im guessing that the caliper has a blockage.
Would someone putting pressure on the pedal have cleared it rather than the 1 bar off my deflated spare tyre.
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Had the same issue with my Phase 1 Spider.

Did you change the pads and push the piston back into the caliper without releasing the bleeder nipple? This was my issue. It causes an airlock in the ABS block, that no bleeding on it's own will clear.

( Lesson learned, always open the bleeder nipple and then press the piston back, replace pads, bleed system. ALWAYS)

The only solution is to hook the car up to Examiner if it is an early P1, or MultiECUscan if later, run the ABS pump and bleed that circuit at the same time.

Good luck mate.

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The bleed nipple can block with crud and corrosion if it had the cap left off. Take it out altogether and see if you blow through it.
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Thanks guys will look into those suggestions.
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