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Old 10-06-2010, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by pitts64
That is something I always thought about while gravity bleeding my brakes. The opposite direction thing that is...
I never really got a "for sure, it'll work" on this idea.

There are cases where the bleeding has been talked about being done from the wheels upwards, but in the end, I used the pressure bleeder from the master down through the calipers on the fronts, then did the rears the "old fashioned" way by placing the bleeder hose in a jar w/some brake fluid in it, cracking the bleeder screw (w/teflon taped threads) and gently pumping the brakes w/the engine off. It, too, worked fine.

Unless I ever have a set of brakes that just will not bleed the 'normal' way for some reason, I'll probably not bother doing the reverse pressure deal. In fact, unless I was doing a lot of brakes, I wouldn't use pressure, period.
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