- Bleeding Avid Elixir: air coming from lever non stop
- Ramsey NeilMember
When you suck the air bubbles out are you then pushing on the syringe to put fluid back in , it should be a push pull action until no bubbles are coming out . If you just suck the fluid + air bubbles out then when you take the syringe off air will be sucked back into the system and you will get the symptoms you are having .Posted 4 years agowurzelcubeMember
When you are bleeding the rear brake have you either removed the caliper and dangled it on the floor by the front wheel or have you held the bike in a stand an angle to get a good height difference between lever and caliper?
It may not help at all but I had a similar problem until I suspended the bike by the front wheel on a hook…Posted 4 years agojimmySubscriber
I’ve had ongoing problems with a pair of Avid Elixirs (yes, *those*) and I’m about to give in. But, something’s bugging me – I’ve been through the bleed procedure countless times and the rear brake feels fine at first but always loses pressure almost immediately with a few good squeezes.
The only flaw in the bleed comes on the final step of depressurising the lever to suck out any air, at which point bubbles never stop coming out. I guess some seal-or-other is gubbed but the bit that gets me is if I press down on the syringe hard there are no leaks, which I’d expect if a seal had gone. Can anyone offer any insight before I lose it?Posted 4 years ago
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