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Outcast13 Offline
Junior Member
#1
Pressure from adding a new master cylinder. I Undid the back brake like and pressed the brake and fluid everywhere. So I don't know how to get pressure. It's a 1986 tbird turbo coupe.
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Outcast, I'm not sure exactly what you did but if you replaced the master cylinder, you need to bleed the all the brakes in a specific sequence using a specific procedure. You need to do this because there is now air in the lines, which will prevent the system from building necessary pressure. Here is one site/article on bleeding brakes: http://stoptech.com/technical-support/te...ing-brakes. If you know all this, I mean no offense. I just want to make sure your brakes get serviced properly so your car is safe. The 83-86 TC systems are different from the 87-88 systems and the procedure for bleeding brakes is different. Don't use the article in the Tech Articles as it is for the 87-88s.
Pete Dunham


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Outcast13 Offline
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#3
None taken at all. A few people are telling me that I have to bleed the master cylinder. If so my master cylinder did not come with that kit to do it. Is there way to make a homemade kit so I can?
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#4
You don't need a kit to bench bleed a master cylinder. You would just secure it in a vice and fill it with fluid. Then you take a dowel or something and push the cylinder in. before letting the cylinder back out you need to seal the brake line holes so no air gets back in (I just use my fingers). Repeat this process several times until you see no more air bubbles floating to the top of the reservoir. You will probably have to add fluid part of the way through.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Outcast13 Offline
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#5
Ok thank you very much. I'll try it next time when I get time to work on it. Then I'll give you guys a heads up.
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Jeff K Offline
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#6
If you did not bench bleed the MC, that is likely your problem. You MUST bench bleed the MC before installation or you will never get all the air out of the system.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Outcast13 Offline
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#7
Ok will do and I'll try and let you guys know. Thanks
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DR1Pilot Offline
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#8
Sounds about as fun as bench bleeding the clutch
Project 88 T-Bird 74k original miles
and a Loud Moped
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Outcast13 Offline
Junior Member
#9
Well got pressure after bench bleeding the mc. Now all left to do is a brake job and then bleed the brakes. So my next step in the process is disconnecting the exhaust and cleaning everything thing out of it. I'm pretty sure there is stuff in the muffler and cats. It runs ok but needs a full tune up. I'll try and get some pictures of the car later today. Thank you all for the help but I bet I'll have plenty of more questions in the very near future.
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Jeff K Offline
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#10
Glad to hear you are making progress!
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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