After searching the forum I learned that bleeding the brakes after a SS line upgrade is a major pain in the ass. I proved it last night after struggling for 2 hours and still not finishing the job. I'm running two lines from the MC to each caliper on the front. The lines are attached and are not leaking. I tried bleeding the system several different ways. I am getting fresh brake fluid out of the bleeders on both calipers but I still have zero resistance when applying the brake. The lever bottoms out and the pads don't move.
This is what I have done so far. What am I doing wrong/not doing?
1) Filled MC with clean fluid
2) With lid off MC, pumped brake handle and tapped on lines/calipers to let bubbles float up and out through the MC. At no time did the fluid level in the MC drop below the "Lower" line marked on the side. I refilled the MC as needed.
3) Replaced lid on MC and used a "One man bleeder kit" to bleed caliper. Bottle was mounted above caliper, little plastic nozzle was inserted into bleeder, and bleeder was opened until brake fluid started flowing. I pumped the handle several times and got clean fluid-no bubbles-several inches up the line. I closed the bleeder, checked the fluid level in the MC, and repeated the process on the other caliper.
4) Repeated steps 2 and 3 repeatedly over the course of 2 hours with the same result each time. Clean fluid out of the bleeders with no bubbles, no bubbles coming from the MC, and zero resistance when pulling the brake level.
What am I missing?
Thanks in advance!