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Date:         Mon, 10 Mar 1997 16:52:31 -0700
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From:         Curtis Graham <>
Subject:      Re: front brakes don't bleed (?)

I had a similar problem on my Rabbit. The little pin hole near the base of the bleeder screw was corroded shut and wouldn't let the fluid through. I removed the bleeder screw, soaked it in liquid wrench for a bit, and was able to scrape the hole open. By the way, with the screw removed, you shouldn't have any problem getting fluid :).

Curtis Graham

>>> Dwight Mattix <> 03/10/97 01:56PM >>> <<what's the trick? i've done this a jillion times on other vehicles -- another secret VW handshake?

i have an 85GL. 2 bleeder screws on each caliper. i open 'em all the way and don't get any fluid no matter how much i pump.

front brakes are fine. i just want to change out my fluid with fresh DOT 4.

thanks, dwight>>

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