Originally Posted by Tsbird1994
Anyone have a how-to on bleeding the brakes? I did a search, but couldn't find anything.
I'm going to be picking up a line-lock and want to do it myself, but I've never bled brakes before.
Should I get speed bleeders or the motive products bleeder?
Get the motive pressure bleeder, but use it slightly differently. Instead of filling it with fluid, just use it as a pressurizer on the MC reservoir. What I do is:
-using a baster, remove as much fluid as possible from the MC
-then open any of the bleed screws at the calipers and pump out the rest of the fluid CAREFULLY. DO NOT EMPTY THE MC. Leave a little in the bottom to be safe
-fill the MC with brake fluid of choice
-open the right rear bleed screw and then pump the brake pedal 15 times--this clears the line of old fluid and starts the new coming out
-close the right rear bleed screw
-attach the motive cap and pressurize to 15-20 psi
-now bleed the system by cracking each bleeder long enough to let clear fluid (or blue if you use ATE superblue) run out in the following order: RR, RL, FR, FL
-keep an eye on the MC fluid level and refill if necessary
-once done bleeding, fill as required
Should take a hair under a liter if done this way, and it completely flushes the system of old fluid.