• Hi Guest why not show off your SEAT! (now fixed)
    You can now share your favourite car photos in the new media gallery including embedding pictures from your Instagram account.

what have you done to your car today ?

iammooks

Active Member
Nov 27, 2018
400
170
I just close the bleed nipples once there is no air bubbles present


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The loss of pressure must just be something to do with me not finishing the job then. I can't find any leaks but it's hard to tell when you can't see much of the reservoir.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

bruceR

Active Member
Apr 11, 2005
2,267
391
Monifieth, Dundee
Picked up a couple of things today:
2 front wings (no rust ), a set of wind deflectors and another dash panel.
I’ll be busy when I get home………


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: Manic172

iammooks

Active Member
Nov 27, 2018
400
170


Ahhhh... The trusty SEAT motto - "Hit it with a bloody great hammer".

Mole grips kept sliding round. Took a 10mm socket, hammered it on and it came off easy.

Hopefully the offside is as accommodating.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

iammooks

Active Member
Nov 27, 2018
400
170
Just in case anyone's lurking and can help - the set of bleed nipples that arrived today were two different lengths. All the ones I've taken out so far have been shorter - both the ones on the front and the one on the nearside rear, but when I was screwing in the nearside rear one, I felt like I wasn't getting any resistance when the thread was all the way in. I've left it about fifteen minutes and it's not leaking, but there's less pressure in the system at the moment. If I need to put the longer ones somewhere, it'd be really useful if someone could let me know - it seems a bit weird that I'd get two nipples that didn't go anywhere, even though they're supposed to be for the front and rear.
NIP2038.jpg
-
 

Woody_72

Active Member
May 10, 2020
122
58
Northwest England
Finally replaced the original caliper carrier bolts today after upgrading the front brakes a couple of weeks ago. Don't reckon it's necessary but VW say it is so hey ho 🤨. If anyone has 312mm discs and wants to replace theirs, DON'T buy the seat ones, all the car websites I looked at sold the wrong length, you need VW part number N91084901 which are M15 x 55mm, not M15 x35mm:

IMG_20200910_114612.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: bruceR and Connor H

iammooks

Active Member
Nov 27, 2018
400
170
Finally got some brake feel back after bleeding the master cylinder. Who the hell had the bright idea to put the bleed nipples there? Is there an easier way of getting to them?

Sitting in the car with the engine running and my foot on the brake, if I push hard it will depress gradually. I can't find any obvious leaks, so I'm guessing it's just some air left in the system?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Reggie LCR 20v

Active Member
Jan 14, 2016
59
27
Finally got some brake feel back after bleeding the master cylinder. Who the hell had the bright idea to put the bleed nipples there? Is there an easier way of getting to them?

Sitting in the car with the engine running and my foot on the brake, if I push hard it will depress gradually. I can't find any obvious leaks, so I'm guessing it's just some air left in the system?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
have you tried using an Eezibleed tool they are only cheap and they force air bubbles through the whole system once you open the bleed valves, they are £19.99 on halfrauds, this may help get the last bit out if u struggling still,

https://www.halfords.com/tools/hand-tools/automotive-tools/gunson-eezibleed-321158.html
 
  • Like
Reactions: iammooks

Connor H

Active Member
Dec 19, 2019
408
151
Essex
Didn’t manage to today but tomorrow will be putting the car on stands again go drop the front struts, disassemble and reassemble with a torque wrench. Since fitting them I’ve had rumble style knocking over bumpy terrain, but nothing on smooth dips. Already changed the arb, bushes and drop links so it’s not that.

Does anyone happen to have the powerflex top mounts that drop -10mm? I have them but want to see how others look from the top I’m not sure mine sit right...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

iammooks

Active Member
Nov 27, 2018
400
170
have you tried using an Eezibleed tool they are only cheap and they force air bubbles through the whole system once you open the bleed valves, they are £19.99 on halfrauds, this may help get the last bit out if u struggling still,

https://www.halfords.com/tools/hand-tools/automotive-tools/gunson-eezibleed-321158.html
It's what I'm using, but it has been a little less straightforward than I thought. The connector to the spare tyre leaks so I'm not getting the full pressure in the system, while I've also found the cap isn't a completely tight fit and so the reservoir overflows if I've got the bleed nipples closed but the tyre still hooked up.

I'm going to do a last bleed tomorrow and keep an eye on the reservoir and the Eezibleed bottle to make sure it doesn't run dry. I'm not going to let it beat me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Reggie LCR 20v

Active Member
Jan 14, 2016
59
27
It's what I'm using, but it has been a little less straightforward than I thought. The connector to the spare tyre leaks so I'm not getting the full pressure in the system, while I've also found the cap isn't a completely tight fit and so the reservoir overflows if I've got the bleed nipples closed but the tyre still hooked up.

I'm going to do a last bleed tomorrow and keep an eye on the reservoir and the Eezibleed bottle to make sure it doesn't run dry. I'm not going to let it beat me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
sounds a pain does that, is there not a specific order in which to bleed off first to make sure no air is left in,
 
  • Like
Reactions: iammooks

iammooks

Active Member
Nov 27, 2018
400
170
sounds a pain does that, is there not a specific order in which to bleed off first to make sure no air is left in,
Don't get me started! The SEAT workshop manual says rear right, rear left, front right then front left, but looking at the master cylinder, I'd have thought it would be rear left, rear right, front left then front right, given it's in front of the steering wheel.

Other guides say you actually have to start at the front, and so I'm completely stumped. Everyone says they're right and the braking is better.

I'm ashamed to say though that I haven't had the brakes done the whole time I've owned that car, so that's 12 years. I think I deserve what I'm getting.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Yellow fr

Old smoker with a bit of poke
Sep 6, 2018
1,129
782
Shipley West Yorkshire
Do you have a scanner that can do a abs pump bleed I did it on mine as I had no easy bleed and I was on my own with just a bleed bottle I started with the rear right then rear left then front left then front right then left it for a bit tried the pedal to see if any air in system there was so did the front master cylinder bleed nipple then the back one then I used the snap on scanner to do a and pump bleed and all was fine the pedal was spot on


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: iammooks
DPM Performance