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Old 10-24-2004, 05:19 PM
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When bleeding brakes due to severe amounts of air in the lines how much brake fluid should go back into the system? Doe s it change from one car to the next? I've just finished putting a 307 into an awesome little Chevy "shovit" chevette, and now I need to be able to stop it. Any suggestions would be helpful!

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Bleeding Brakes

I could not give you an exact amount of fliud and there would be a difference on different cars, bigger master cylinders, wheel cylinders, calipers and so on.
If you want to stop wearing out those legs trying to bleed a system just gravity bleed it. Make sure everything is clean, tight,rear brakes adjusted & no leaks and fill the master cylinder up. Just pump the pedal one or two times then open all bleeders and let the fluid do the work. Just watch the level of the master cylinder keeping it full and watch each bleeder valve untill a steady stream of fluid comeing out. Then you should be able to have someone pump the pedal and you should only have to open the bleeders once. If you still get a spongy pedal or air then you have a leak somewhere.
Gravity bleeding allows you to work on other things while air is being forced out and not wear out your leg. It's been many years since I worked a pedal to bleed brakes.
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