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lancialulu
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« Reply #15 on: 13 May, 2011, 05:37:39 PM »

Quick update....

Having fitted the cylinder, I refilled the master cylinder, gave the plunger some full pulls, and to my surprise the plunger stayed up and I found I had solid brake pedal half way down without any bleeding. Early days but amazing....

Tim
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Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia 1.3HFR
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
1988 Delta 1.6GTi
1998 Zeta
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« Reply #16 on: 13 May, 2011, 09:17:22 PM »

But it still needs to be bled, as there's sure to be air in the system.
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« Reply #17 on: 14 May, 2011, 06:51:21 AM »

Absolutely but it is a step in the right direction. But surprised there was no sponginess. The brakes work and arnt locked on.

Tim

I will start at the back having found the inspection hatch.
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1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia 1.3HFR
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
1988 Delta 1.6GTi
1998 Zeta
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« Reply #18 on: 15 May, 2011, 05:40:51 PM »

Further update. Apart from finding a blocked bleed nipple at the back (never seen before) bleeding the Aprilia with its pump reservoir (and hatch access to the rear drums) is the easiest and most rewarding of any car I have worked on! Pedal really firm and right at the top. And the plunger stays up......

Tim
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Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia 1.3HFR
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
1988 Delta 1.6GTi
1998 Zeta
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« Reply #19 on: 16 May, 2011, 10:07:36 AM »


The rear hatch is such a treat you'll be in there every other week seeing if the thing needs adjusting - assuming it has a mechanical adjustment as my SIII B20 had...

Are the front dampers adjustable?  I used to include that on the standard tour for people as well.

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« Reply #20 on: 16 May, 2011, 01:54:51 PM »

Yes adjustable dampers - decarbon fulvias eat your heart out!!!

Yes rears are adjustable as well although I havnt touched them and the pedal is at the top. (just dreading a stuck piston...)

Tim
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Its not the winning but taking part! or is it taking apart?
1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia 1.3HFR
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
1988 Delta 1.6GTi
1998 Zeta
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