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    bleeding de brakes

    i have 2 manuals w/ differing procedures...1 says to loosen both front and rear adjustments and then bleed and adjust...the other says to lock down the rear and open the front then bleed and adjust...my logic says adjust then blead and then check adjustment...any useful tips would help...i am installing a lockeed remote brake servo and braided hoses...then the bleed

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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    I have always bled starting with the bleeder farthest away from the reservoir according to the length of the brake line and work toward the reservoir. For my BJ8 that would be the rear left, then rear right, then front right, and front left. Isn't the the rear left closer to the reservoir than the rear right? NO, not according to the way the brake line is run.
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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    I do the same thing and go around at least one more time to make sure all the air is out. Don't forget to bleed the clutch too if you are bleeding to replace oil fluid or had the reservoir off for the rebuild. I use the EZbleed system which makes the job and "EZ" one person operation.

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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    Hi Ramajon, Any of those procdures you have will work. Your #1,is a more complex technique and requires considerably more fluid. Use the techniques provided by others here and you will be good to go.---Keoke-AZ- [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cowboy.gif[/img]
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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    Somewhat related:

    Does anyone use Speed Bleeders on their cars? Are they useful in making this job easier and/or worth the cost? WOuld they be particularly useful for bleeding the Clutch?

    I'm kind of thinking of getting a set, but some information about others' experiences would be useful....


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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    If those work as good as the thinking, they'd be cool to have!
    Helping Billy (WillR) with his '78 MGB...ahh, the memories!

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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    Hi James,
    I have six speed bleeders on my car. Iíve only bled the system once and that was right after filling an empty system. They didnít seem to work as advertised. I would up bleeding them the next day in the traditional way with someone pumping the brake pedal. The second day, a lot of bubbles were still coming out.

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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    Thanks. I appreciate your telling us....


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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    got everything all plumbed in and bled..the brakes are definately better but i still have a very long pedal stroke...any way of adjusting the pedal stroke???

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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    Hi Ramajon,
    You mentioned installing a booster. Was there one in the car before? You may want to change your master cylinder to a wider bore if the booster is new to the car and you havenít done so. That will shorten the stroke some. Then of coarse, youíll need to bleed the brakes again.

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    Re: bleeding de brakes

    i was thinking the same...has anyone used a wilwood or other aftermarket master cylinder???

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