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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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bleeding brakes 72 gtv

I have an Italian model GTV purchased from a military guy who shipped it here. I have read my manual and have determined that i have the tandem brake set up. The manual says that to bleed this system you do a front and rear wheel at the same time. Has anyone else heard of this and if so any tips on doing this properly.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2005, 10:37 PM
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The dual circuit brake MC has a floating piston in it. If one circuit fails (no pressure fornt or rear) the piston slides off center - pressing the switch for brake warning. If you bleed just one wheel at a time, that's what will happen.

The f and r are really independent circuits, so just bleed both on one side. Try the brake caliper check valves available at centerline or IAP if you don't have three people to do the job (one at front caliper valve, one at rear, one pressing the pedal).

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestion, both wheels at the same time was new to me, have rounded up the additional help.
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