dp...I did a search for your brake issue.
It seems like you almost had it at post 29...
Originally Posted by drewprof
First fluid started to come out with some air then NOTHING just air then slowly a creamy fluid (air and brake fluid soda i guess) then nothing. I checked the reservoir and it was low so I filled it as we pumped away then fluid with air until I finished a 32 FL bottle of brake fluid. I had to stop the insanity this shit is wrong and now the pedal is mushy and goes all the way to the floor and I have almost no braking power.
If the brakes were being pumped while you added fluid to the reservoir, you would still be drawing air in at the brake if the bleeder is open. Pumping should only occur before the you open the bleeder.
If you can't use the bleeder bottle method;
Pump it up and then hold it.
Crack the bleeder while the pedal is being held.
If the pedal sinks to the floor, so be it. Lock the bleeder and only then, let the pressure off the pedal.
Check the Master Cylinder and refill as needed.
If the system is intact (no other leaks), you WILL eventually force the air and the 'soda' out with only brake fluid left and pedal feel will return.
You wife needs two commands. "Pump" for the pump up and "Hold" for the bleeding. Explain to her the pedal will sink but she can't back off until you lock the bleeder and you tell her she can.