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Author Topic:   Brake Bleeding
Dirt Freak

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posted August 13, 2003 10:16 PM  
i have a 76 monte with stock rear drums and stock front disc brakes. When i Bleed them should i go in a special order if so what order? i always thought it went RR,LR,RF,LF is that correct? Thanks

jhon hollomon
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posted August 13, 2003 10:51 PM  
I've never really went in a specific order. Don't really know how a different order would work differently. Usually just bleed the front out then go to the back.

Dirt Freak

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posted August 14, 2003 06:54 AM  
The RR, LR, RF, LF order is a good idea. I made a homeade bleeder. I used a suction bottle from a medical supply company. (it has two fittings on top for hose, one just goes into bottle the other goes all the way to the bottom. The hose that goes to the bottom is the one that goes over the bleeder. The other line goes to my shopvac. I made up a bushing to fit the vac hose out of a shock rubber. Remove the bleeder screws and put pipe dope on the threads (prevents sucking air past threads of bleeder) Now I just open the bleeder and turn on the shop vac, after about 1 minute it is bled. Check the master cyl level often.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted August 14, 2003 07:44 AM  
powerglides is correct. start with the wheel farthest from the master cylinder and work your way to the closest wheel.

i just do it the old fashioned way......with the wife in the drivers seat pumping the pedal. it gets her "in" on the racing action, lol.

Dirt Freak

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posted August 14, 2003 10:45 AM  
Instead of changing gears for different tracks, I change rearends. And my wife is not real keen on coming out to the shop. She might break a nail ;-). Besides she is usually loading refreshments and my racing suit (that she washed) into the trailer. So I had to come up with a good and cheap way to do it alone. I actually got the bottle free from a friend who works in a hospital.

Dirt Freak

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posted August 14, 2003 11:31 PM  
heres another one man method.Crack the bleeder put a small hose on it about 18" go up and then in a bottle with a little brake fluid in it.Pump the pedal slowly and the fluid in the bottle will keep air from reentering the system.I use a clear hose so i can see if there is air bubbles coming out.Been doing this many years.

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