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Hi all, Any tips on any strange anomalies when bleeding S1 brakes? I've put new seals in the front calipers but can't seem to get a stiff pedal. When pushed it stays so I pretty sure there's no leak and when you pump the pedal firms up.

Any ideas?

Mark

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are you bleeding the brakes properly ? have you replaced the lines my old rubber ones looked good but inside they had corroded and swelled badly stopping the fluid through.so braided were fitted  instead 

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I'm pretty sure its being done right, however I've seen in the manual they say do fronts first then rears, usually you start farthest away, anyone got an opinion on.this?

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Most definatly start furthest corner away from the servo work you're way closer

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I've always done it as per the manual which I think is FL FR RL RR. Using and EZYbleed thingy I've never had a problem.

 

Agree with Alex on replacing old brake lines.

 

Pete

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Thanks guys, sorted out now.  Brake lines are ok, looks like already been done. I think they were just being stubborn!!!

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I'm with Peter. Have always followed the manual. Lotus designed it. They must have a reason for their method.

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