ok, pumped the brake 4 times slowly, then held - it was at about 3/4 down -
port (right rear) opened and i felt it go to the floorboard and then closed the
port. repeat. same thing - and bubbles were noted. however, from then on -
about 7 repetitions, the pedal went all the way to the floor before opening the
port each time - but fluid still came out when opening the port, just not much.
no more bubbles from the 4th time to the 7th so we moved to the left rear -
-same thing - the pedal went all the way to the floor before opening the port,
but fluid still came out and there were bubbles the first 2 or 3 tries, but not
the last 4 or 5. did all 4 the same way, still all the way to the floor.
certainly this would be the exact symptoms one would expect if there were a
leak somewhere, but after all that i would expect the leak would be very
evident. can it leak within the abs and not be noticeable????
tomorrow morn we will check the rear brakes, but i cant imagine them being so
loose that they would absorb all the hydraulic effort. should we maybe try the
vacuum method of bleeding and run about 5 gallons of fluid through each line to
make dawggone certain it is entirely flushed???
this is aggravating, on a 1 to 10 scale i would say i can do up to 7 or so
skill-level work, so i dont think we are complete idiots - . but then again i
am a surfer from texas so who knows?? ;-)