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#1050196 - 04/21/17 12:27 PM Hydraboost brakes  
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A while ago I swapped my vacuum assisted brakes for a hydroboost setup out of a turbo Regal. They are all Factory parts so it bolted right up. However ever since then my pedal has been extremely mushy and my brakes inconsistent. I tried bleeding the calipers again and I got a few bubbles out of them, but I am wondering if the master cylinder was not bled properly? Is there a chance that air is trapped in there? I bench bled the master cylinder with the bleeder kit and thought I got it all, but maybe is it possible that my plunger isn't going the full stroke of the master cylinder?

83 ss monte, 383c.i., Holley 750, super 40's, 350 trans, 9" w/ 3.70's
#1050203 - 04/21/17 03:35 PM Re: Hydraboost brakes [Re: pearl83SS]  
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Always possible it didn't bleed the whole way. I'd give it another shot when you can...

Sometimes you just need a bigger hammer...

'85 MC with budget 5.3L swap, TH350 with stock 2.14 rear end
It ain't much off the line, but it's nice on the highway
#1050204 - 04/21/17 03:37 PM Re: Hydraboost brakes [Re: pearl83SS]  
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Air for sure.when u bled it on the bench it should be barelt moving when bled because will have pressure. Plunger maybe move an 1/8 . Or u have a eheel cylinder seepin in the drum and making it go spongy if rest checks out

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