Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Navy Lifer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:10 am

There you go--that's the Gen6 Camaro caliper for 345mm rotor--definitely has a bleeder on the inboard side of the caliper body.

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by johnpz2721 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:15 am

I wish that was the case but there is no bleeder !
I am going to try the pressure bleeding at a freinds shop i know there is air in the system
I looked at gen6 calipers they are completely different than these ?

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Navy Lifer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:33 am

There MUST be a bleeder on the inboard side of that caliper - get that camera up inside the wheel opening and show us!

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.ph ... 78&jsn=458

Scroll through the 4 pictures in the link (same photo source I posted earlier) - that's the Cardone caliper you reference, and it clearly shows 2 bleed valves, one inside and one outside.

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by johnpz2721 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:25 am

No inside bleeder !!
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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Navy Lifer » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:59 pm

Something is hinky, or I haven't been paying attention.....still believe there needs to be an inboard bleeder.

Is the photo showing top or bottom?

Is there a hex plug in the inboard upper position?

The reference photo from Rock Auto (Cardone reman caliper) shows a bleeder on both sides.

Did you buy these calipers new?

Is the upper inboard position blank?

If there is a removable plug on the inboard upper, remove it and see if a bleeder will fit, or if fluid comes out.

13579453 or equivalent & cap 13579454

13579453 shown to fit 13-19 Camaro, Cadillac (Alpha) w/Brembos (front)

More references:

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.ph ... 98&jsn=584 (scroll through illustrations)

application illustrations showing bleeder - yes, a little confusing since only one is shown, same atrwork

Cadillac https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oem-parts ... 55/?c=bT0x

Camaro https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oem-parts ... r-84089059

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Navy Lifer » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:02 pm

The first photo you posted is right side of the car, showing outer bleed port in correct (upper) position, and the second photo, while not a really clear view, does look like there is a valve with rubber cap. This would be the right side caliper viewed from inboard, looking upward.

Is this correct?

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