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Old 10-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #21
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Brake bleeding question

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If you're going to bleed your brakes badly, there's no need to buy the more expensive racing performance brake fluid.

There is an established approach for bleeding that involves bleeding the caliper closest to the reservoir and then moving progressively to the one furthest away. The reason is simple. Just think it through.

Never let the reservoir run out of fluid. Let me say that again. Never let the reservoir run out of fluid.

If you put brand new clean gold colored brake fluid in the reservoir and you bleed it through the system, it will still be gold colored when it comes out the caliper bleed screw.

If you have half a bottle of brake fluid left over from your last bleed job, throw it away.

If you don't like the paint job on your car and want to remove it, pour brake fluid on it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #22
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Thanks and I though you should start with the farthest caliper away from the reservoir.
That's what I always do: RR, LR, RF, LF, Clutch
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #23
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There is a reason why you should start with the shortest one. Think about it in terms of contamination.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #24
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Just saying that all the info out there says to start with the one farthest away.
Honestly, once you get past the proportioning valve, I doubt there's much difference.
Or I'm not seeing it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #25
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Brake bleeding question

Motive euro power bleeder is the only way I do it, and the only way I did it without any issues.


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