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hedgehogsdad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Bleeding brakes Reply with quote

Hi all,

Having just changed the rear pads and discs on my Turbo, I'd like to bleed the brakes (and probably flush the system through too). Has anyone on here used a vacuum brake bleeder effectively, and if so, which one did you use?

Also, any recommendations in terms of fluid (no track use, just road driving)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never done it myself but i believe you need a piwis or durametric to bleed 100% of the system, you can do it without though it just leaves a bit of the old in there?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you need the software to bleed the ABS part of the system. I have done mine many times and never needed to bleed the ABS, I bleed mine every year anyway. If you are going to do it start furthest away from the reservoir and work you way closer, not forgetting to do the inside bleed nipple first on each caliper.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont worry about the tester and bleeding the abs , theres such a small amount of fluid left there that it wont make any difference and its not done when garages replace the brake fluid.

I would suggest start with n/s/r ( RHD ) and drain out at least 0.5 ltr then 0.2 on the others ..

Ive done a replacement of raceing fluid which is blue to normal before and it was a good 0.5 ltr before it ran clear with the normal fluid .

In other words it takes that much fluid to flush it through .

Pressure or vacum system is fine .
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