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Bleeding brakes: a couple of questions
Posted 11 July 2003 - 06:38 PM
Also, is there any preferred order to follow? I remember reading something along the lines of going from the farthest wheel to the nearest, but Haynes has something different. Any opinions?
Ah yes, I almost forgot: it's a 91 Legacy FWD 5 speed. Some of you might remember me from a while back, I think I last posted in December or January. Earlier this summer I passed the 200,000 km "mile"stone. It was kind of neat to see all 6 digits turn over. I wonder if I'll get to see it happen again...
Posted 11 July 2003 - 07:16 PM
a small bottle will just do it, if I recall. also, stick w/ DOT 3. 4 gives higher boil point, but has just a tad "squishy" feel to it compared to 3. Don't know why, but it does.
Posted 11 July 2003 - 10:51 PM
Posted 12 July 2003 - 11:50 AM
I take by saying "bleed" you just want to remove a bit of air in a line or cylinder. This takes just a small amount of fluid.
However there appears to be a difference in density between brake fluid brands. I recently replaced brake fluid in 2 vehicles using DOT3 specification fluid and there was a clear difference in density. The removed fluid which was darker than the new clearly floated on top of the new fluid.
It did not seem to make any difference to performance
Posted 12 July 2003 - 05:28 PM
pump vs to the floor. both....pump to the floor, making sure you keep fluid in the reservoir to avoid going dry. keep pumping 'till clear fluid is coming out the bleed hose. then tighten, goto next wheel.
pmonro: I've seen that too. you'd think it'd be the other way, with h2o-saturated fluid sinking to the bottom...
Posted 13 July 2003 - 11:17 AM
There's been debate on other boards about the procedure and doing the furthest away first. Me personally have had better luck with the FSM procedure
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Posted 13 July 2003 - 11:49 AM
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Posted 13 July 2003 - 04:55 PM
Yes you want to do diaganol because of split brake systems.
Some people recommend the order to be
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