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Old 03-07-2003, 06:43 PM
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I'm about to flush my brake system fluid. Is there a sequence to opening the bleeder valves and pumping fluid until it is clear at each wheel? Is this even the process? Should I perform this procedure reverse to bleeding e.g. start at the left front, right front, etc.?

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I think that you would start at the farthest cylinder from the master cylinder. Like for example on my car my passenger rear is the farthest with the most amount of line running to it, I would start there. then I would go to the next shortest. like the driverside rear, then the pass front then the drivers front. the reason that I say that is you want to fill the longeat line first with clean fluid. once it is full it will perssurise and wont let any more bad fluid into the line you just cleaned out. then by going to the next shortest it will push out the bad fluid that was not purged out in front of it, and will not allow bad flud enter that line you just cleaned out. That is what I was told. Joel
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cuda66 is right on the money, the only thing i would add is when the fluid gets down in the master cyl, take a lint free rag and swab out master cyl, usually really dirty. good luck!
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Thank you gentlemen! I appreciate the help and information. Hopefully can perform the procedure in the next day or so. thx, r
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Yesterday I bought a "One man brake bleeder" from Checker auto parts. It consists of a tube and a little bottle with a magnet that you stick to your frame or where-ever. It works great and it's sure easier than having to yell "pump-it-up" at your wife all afternoon. And you're not squrting fluid all over your garage either.
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I completed the flush using one of those bottles. Sure makes the job easier. I was surprised how fast the fluid ran clear. I flushed 7oz. from each wheel but only because that was how much the first wheel required; Passenger rear.

I replaced the single cylinder and proportioning valve with a dual cylinder distribution/proportioning valve on a '66 Mustang. The upgrade went very well.

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