Flushing brake lines, installing SPEEDBLEEDERS


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Flushing brake lines, installing SPEEDBLEEDERS

Postby amsoilguy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:26 am



I want to flush the old brake fluid with new and install Speedbleeders. Is it best to just bleed out the old fluid while pouring in new or suck the old fluid out of the reservoir, replace, then bleed?

Should I do this with the Speedbleeders installed or wait and install them to do a final bleed on the system?

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Re: Flushing brake lines, installing SPEEDBLEEDERS

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:04 am

When I do my brakes -- I suck the OLD fluid out of the Master cylinder resivoir, add new fluid and then use my MityVac to suck it down and through the entire system. That way I can flush the lines with new fluid faster...always be aware of the fluid level at the top (MC) so it doesn't suck in any air...

I have no experience with the speed bleeders - I use the MityVac...
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Re: Flushing brake lines, installing SPEEDBLEEDERS

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:33 pm

The thing to do would be to install the speed bleeders. Remove all but a small amount of the fluid from the master cylinders, one system at a time. Add new clean fluid and then start flushing fluid from the lines using the speed bleeders. When you are done with each of the brakes and the clutch, you have your speed bleeders installed and your hydraulic system flushed.
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Re: Flushing brake lines, installing SPEEDBLEEDERS

Postby amsoilguy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:39 pm

That's what I'll do, thanks for the feedback guys. Speedbleeders are due in the mail tomorrow.


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