I attempted to bleed my Avid Elixir 3 brakes for the first time yesterday (first time bleeding bicycle brakes period). When I attempted to purge the air out of the lever block (pulling vacuum with syringe and actuating lever), I noticed fluid leaking from around the lever pivot. The lever got soft and would skeet fluid whenever I pulled the lever. Did I blow a seal in the lever block? I don't feel I over-pressurized the system. I plan to disassemble the block and inspect the piston assembly for failed seals.