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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:29 pm 
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Evening all

Finally got around to bleeding the brakes on my EF xr6 after still having air in the system when i upgraded brake lines last week. Anyway my mind was elsewhere obviously when i forgot to keep my eye on the fluid level in the master. I bled it pretty much dry :roll: .
Can someone please tell me how to bleed the master while its still in the car.

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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:49 pm 
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you'll have to bleed it through calipers. running the master dry like that puts air in the lines

 

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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 7:00 pm 
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So simply bleeding through the calipers will get rid of any air in the master cyl? I was under the impression you need to bleed the master seperately.
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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 7:39 pm 
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nope just keep bleeding the brakes until you have no more air in the system. im guessing that you are using a coke bottle and a piece of clear tube. it would be ideal if you could get some to press the pedal whilst you watch the fluuid.

also after you bleed each caliper check the fluid level in the Master Cyl or you will have to start again.

And lastly for godsake do not depress the pedal until it hits the floor. by doing this your making the M/cyl work outside of its normal operating circumstances therefore any s**t that is beyond this point will damage the seals

 

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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:27 pm 
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whs ^^

and make sure u do it in this order as it goes from longest line to shortest

left rear
right rear
left front
right front :)

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 2:42 am 
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never knew bleeding brakes were this hard :S what happens when there is no more fluid in the brake system at all? cant u just top up the master and let the fluid slowly fill up the calipers? :S im a noob.

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:19 am 
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well if it's emptied out the master cylinder, you just fill it back up, bleed the brakes as per normal (disco frank's posted it).
keep an eye on the fluid, as you'll probably have a fair amount of air to get rid of.
i bleed my xr6's brakes yesterday, i haven't seen brown fluid in a long time.

 

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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:00 am 
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Why is it necessary then to bench bleed a new master cyl before you install it into a car?
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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:24 am 
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i never have, i done 3 of em!

 

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