Over the weekend I had my front rotors resurfaced and installed new genuine OEM front pads. Rear drums and shoes were good.
Since its been a little over 3 years and 100k miles so I decided to bleed the brakes. I opened the bleeders on the front calipers when I pressed the pistons back in to accommodate the new pads to avoid pressing the old fluid back up into the master cylinder and ABS. I ordered a liter of the ATE Super Blue fluid on ebay and used that.
I got all the new stuff installed and bled the brakes, starting at the right-rear, then left-rear, right front, and left front, topping off the reservoir every time. I had an assistant press and hold the pedal down (engine off) while I opened the bleeder, closed it with a little bit still trickling out, tightened, and had the assistant release, and repeat till fluid was clearly blue. This is the way I've done it with other vehicles and haven't had any trouble with it. I've had a fleet of older vehicles and believe that it's good to get the old fluid out due to its absorption of moisture. Buick Reatta's with their Teves Mark II ABS are quite sensitive to moisture and I and my family have had several so I've bled quite a few quarts
However it seems that I let some air into the system
I accidentally let the master cylinder get dry while bleeding the first time. I bled a lot of fluid through two more times and definitely saw some air get released. Air got in either when this happened or when I had the front bleeders open when I pressed the pistons back in.
It's stopping fine but the pedal has an excessive amount of travel. Should I have it power bled? Or is something else wrong?