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Old 07-12-2018, 12:48 AM
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So what else should I do to do it properly at that point, don't want to take it on the highway or steep hills if I have left anything out...
There’s a good discussion in the following thread, covering the importance of bench bleeding a master cylinder. My thoughts on the matter start at post #5:

The importance of bench bleeding, even though you’d think it doesn’t really matter


I used to be very skeptical, but now I’m a firm believer. The same link also describes what to do if the new MC wasn’t bench bled.
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:08 AM
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Great, thanks for the feedback. I'm on it!
 
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How come no one ever reads the instructions that come with the master cylinder?
 
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How come no one ever reads the instructions that come with the master cylinder?
What are these "instructions" of which you speak?


 
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What are these "instructions" of which you speak?
It's a big white piece of paper in the box. It takes awhile to find the appropriate language, but most all I have ever read says "no warranty if this unit is not bench bled". And they come with the little plugs in the box to bench bleed it also, if you ever wondered what those little plastic colored plugs were for.
 
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It's a big white piece of paper in the box. It takes awhile to find the appropriate language, but most all I have ever read says "no warranty if this unit is not bench bled".
That paper is just padding for shipping. But now you're saying we're supposed to actually read the words (so-called instructions) on the padding AND do what it says? Crazy talk, crazy talk I tell ya! Where's a moderator?
 
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We call it RTFM in my industry (Internet server administration)...
Read The F'ing Manual i.e. the instruction manual.

 
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Thanks lads for all the help, bled at each wheel and everything looks good around there, plus no air really present. Brakes have normalized and now half way on the pedal is stopping the truck, feel really good and ready for a long downhill test... they passed the super steep downhill test; slow to a stop and emergency lock 'em up!
 
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