[MR2] MKI filling coolant -- Done?
wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 29 17:14:15 EST 2009
No the bench bleeding the manufacturer was describing was pretty easy.
1. Put the unit on a vice at the flange portion.(not the actual cylinder,
duh, they actually have to tell people this)
2. Secure the 2 holes for the lines with the plastic threaded caps
provided - they give you a plastic tube to catch the overrun from the caps
3. Fill the unit with brake fluid
4. Press the cylinder in about 1": repeatedly until you see no more air
They said to use a wooden dowel to press the cylinder but since I had none
found finger pressure was fine.
In truth because I have a pressure bleeder I wonder if this was necessary
but I didn't feel like installing it on the car only to learn "I should have
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris S" <chrissul at comporium.net>
To: "William Brandt" <wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net>; "MR2 List" <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [MR2] MKI filling coolant -- Done?
> ew, bench bleeding is a PITA, but it's doable with a mityvac or even a
> single person brake bleed kit. goodluck. I did find that my brake fluid
> HATES being at 'full' and will sometimes shoot out of the little hole on
> top if it is at full. I was thinking it was an air bubble, but i've bled
> them several times including a full MC bleed. It's weird, too bc it will
> just go down to just at the neck of the resevoir, then will stay there and
> be leveled out. I don't find any brake fluid leaking anywhere, so who
> Oh, while changing oil today, i decided to try the mr2mod (pat signorino's
> site) oil cooler mod..and it occured to me that this would allow dirt to
> fly up into the accessory belts...is this a real issue or am i just being
> paranoid? (i have a 3rd gen engine now, so i mainly did it to make the
> oil filter much more accessible.
> Thanks :)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Brandt" <wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "MR2 List" <mr2 at mr2.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:08 PM
> Subject: [MR2] MKI filling coolant -- Done?
>> It's amazing that even so many professional mechanics aren't familiar
>> with this coolant change procedure but then it is probably pretty unique
>> to the mr2 (and Ferrari 308, Fiero (are any of those still around?)
>> My master cylinder was now leaking so bad that yesterday I went out and
>> got a rebuild - dealer doesn't have them - even new ones - am learning
>> about "bench bleeding" today -
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