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Thread: Brake fluid flush
06-23-2012, 08:07 PM #11
I flush my BF every 2 years in my spyder. What I have are these nifty bleeder vales called speed bleeders about 7 bucks a valve (they work on the clutch too)
Have not idea what size you would need but call these guys and they will tell you.
it's a one way valve that when you take you foot off the pedal you do not let air in. It is still better to have an extra set of hands (or an extra foot LOL).
Always start at the wheel farthest away from the master cylinder and then work to the next closest and so on. Thus you are starting with the rear brakes and moving to the front.1995 Saturn Sw1 196K and counting
2001 Suburban LS 150K and counting
2004 MR2 Spyder 62K and counting
2007 mini cooper S 60K and counting
06-24-2012, 11:20 AM #12
I have not done this yet.
Thanks for the lead to the speed bleeders.
Anybody knows what speed bleeder thread size I need for the burb?2011 Chevy Silverado LT 4WD 25k miles
2001 Suburban 2WD, 5.3, V8 176k miles
07-01-2012, 02:58 PM #13
I just bleed my brakes yesterday
AS Pikey has been saying the trick is to make sure you keep putting fluid into the MC and not let it go dry. I second the recomendation of PB blaster on the valves and I did not get the speed bleeders I recommended above as I did not have time to pick them up AND given the corosion on the calipers I do not think i could have installed them anyway.
I use two floor jacks (one on each side of the car) to lift first the front and then the rear of the car. support the car on 3 ton jack stands (3 each side on the frame rail)
-I take a turkey baster and remove 2/3 of the MC fluid replace with fresh
- start at the wheel farthest away from the MC and move to the next farthest passenger rear, driver rear, passenger front, driver front.
- I had 3qt of Dot 3 on hand (only used two ) flushed an entire QT
- this is a two man job one person to operate the bleeder valve and catch the fluid and another to pump the pedal and add fluid to the MC
- when you are finished bleeding the respective line, the pumper needs to hold his or her foot to the floor and keep it there until the person on the valve has it closed. Check the seal on the valve by pumping the bake after this and the valve worker can check for leaks
takes about 30 minutes once the car is up
07-02-2012, 01:07 AM #14
I've always tried to do my fluid every two or three years. The fluid is a magnet for moisture, and newer fluid beats older fluid any day of the week. Even if the older fluid is still working OK, it's such a cheap and easy maintenance job...I like you.
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