Guide: bleeding brakes

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Guide: bleeding brakes

Postby Project on Thu May 27, 2004 4:06 am

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Postby Sams Si on Thu May 27, 2004 7:45 am

great stuff.

very useful!! :)
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Postby snake on Thu May 27, 2004 10:35 pm

should add that u should never use the brake pedal to push brake fluid thru the system, the seals are not designed for this purpose, and with general wear and tear, u can invert the seals, or the seals will just blow out leaving u a bill for a new master cylinder..
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Postby DaveZetec on Fri May 28, 2004 9:08 pm

good guide that!

might want to wd40 the bleed nipples up a few hours in advance, just in case. Ive never had one cease on me, but i dont look forward to it happening.
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Postby wywywywy on Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:25 pm

snake wrote:should add that u should never use the brake pedal to push brake fluid thru the system, the seals are not designed for this purpose, and with general wear and tear, u can invert the seals, or the seals will just blow out leaving u a bill for a new master cylinder..


Hi, what do you mean by "push brake fluid thru the system"?
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Postby DaveZetec on Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:38 pm

he means pumping it through in order to flush the system out - basically exactly what i did when i did the brake pipes on my si 8) whoops
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Re: Guide: bleeding brakes

Postby dijsil on Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:58 pm

could someone reupload the guide pls ?
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Re: Guide: bleeding brakes

Postby sikora on Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:06 am

Just buy an eezi bleed kit. I've messed about with manual bleed kits in the past but eezi bleeds are so much easier. Just attach one end to the spare wheel and the other end on top of the fluid resevoir. it'll force the fluid through automatically when you open the bleed nipple

http://www.gunson.co.uk/item.aspx?cat=674&item=1818

Cheaper on eBay i will add
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Re: Guide: bleeding brakes

Postby pauldolman on Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:57 pm

the top link doesn't work can someone add a current link please
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Re: Guide: bleeding brakes

Postby Mav Singh on Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:40 pm

i used a pressure bleeder, worked brilliant well, solid brakes after.
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