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Galfer fronts won't pressurize!?!

So, I install my rear ss-line, no problems, pressurizes fine. The fronts, no go. Will not develop pressure, at all. Sounds like Master C. is sucking in air, not fluid; but, fluid goes down the lines and pumps out at the calipers...WTF?! So, what now? Should I just bring it in, call galfer, or reinstall the rubbers and hope for the best?

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Re: Galfer fronts won't pressurize!?!

If you're sure that all the connections are tight (did you replace the crush washers?), than it's most likely trapped air in the banjo bolt by the M.C. Try tapping the lines with a screwdriver, starting at the calipers, and work up to the M.C. If you don't have a bleeder at the M.C. banjo try cracking the bolt to bleed any trapped air. Should work...let us know how it goes.

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Re: Galfer fronts won't pressurize!?!

Bleeding the brakes is a PITA. It took my a while to get my brake lever stiff enough that I was happy with it. I will probably bleed them again before I hit the track. Do what RR suggested, it should help.
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Re: Galfer fronts won't pressurize!?!

Thanks. Yes, the washers were replaced. I will try the "tap" procedure today.
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Re: Galfer fronts won't pressurize!?!

I had the same problems with my SS lines; what worked for me is plugging one line (no calipers) and working the lever a few times until fluid came out the other, then plug the pressurized line and pump a few more times til fluid comes out the other line. made a big mess of the brake fluid but everything was covered. I also installed speedbleeders at the same time and they helped a lot with the air problem.

I'm not an expert but it worked out somehow.
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Re: Galfer fronts won't pressurize!?!

pull the lever in and put a zip tie around it and the bar and leave it overnight. come back in the morning and crack the banjo bolt at the mc. I also did the tapping that night after getting it all bled and putting the zip tie on then the next day before taking the zip tie off.

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Re: Galfer fronts won't pressurize!?!

There's air stuck somewhere. I had that same problem when I replaced my lines. I ended up using a Mighty Vac to get the fluid flowing. I got tired of pumping the brake forever and getting nowhere. I tried tapping, strapping down the brake lever and still got nowhere.

Make sure you're not sucking in air when you're pumping the brake. You mentioned that it sounded like that. If that's happening, tighten the bleeder nipple before you've fully released the brake handle to prevent any air from getting into your lines.

Once you've gotten the fluid moving, do what CBR929RE said and then bleed your brakes again to get out the remaining bubbles.

Double and triple check your bolts for fluid leakage. Even the smallest drip will assure air introduction into your lines. Also, be careful with the banjo bolt at the MC because the weather is cold and it could snap if overtightened. You can guess how I learned it.

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Re: Galfer fronts won't pressurize!?!

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There's air stuck somewhere. I had that same problem when I replaced my lines. I ended up using a Mighty Vac to get the fluid flowing. I got tired of pumping the brake forever and getting nowhere. I tried tapping, strapping down the brake lever and still got nowhere.

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Thanks. I will try the vac next.
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