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Do I need to bench-bleed the M/C?

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I recently replaced my Teves m/c with a rebuilt one.

I already installed the m/c when I discovered that the pump

would run continually and not pressurize. So, a guy here on the

forum said to disconnect the brake line that connects just below

the accumulator. This did the trick because the brakes did start

to pressurize and the pump will now shut off after about 10-15

seconds of running.

Anyways, I was just wondering if I was supposed to "bench-bleed" it

rather than the method I used? Would this have been more effective than

running the pump with the power on? Most m/c's out there are bleed manually

using a screwdriver and manually pushing the plunger in from the back of the m/c although it is obvious that this aint your average

m/c. :(-

Thanks, Kit

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Hey Kit,,,

I think it may be the norm. A friend an I recently replaced the Teeves on my coupe. The friend stationed the replacement Teeves in my large vice, and took a tin coffee can and filled it with brake fluid, took sections of brake line with the fittings and fashioned or positioned the fitted lines from the Teeves to where the opposite end (plain end) was submerged in the coffee cans brake fluid and bleed the Teeves right there in the vice. I was doing other things so I did not whitness the entire procedure, but it certainly amazed me. We installed the Teeves and the unit was fine - it was late at night so I drove the car for a week with no problems until we bleed the wheel lines a week later .


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Definitely want to bench bleed the m/c before mounting. It sits angled upward in the car and you will never get all the air out of the front chamber as it sits. If you didn't know better or forgot to do it and don't feel like taking it out and starting over, you can jack up the rear of the car high enough so the m/c sits level and then you can bleed it in place.

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