[200q20v] Brake bleeding

Edward J Kellock ekellock at juno.com
Sun Jan 20 14:52:56 EST 2002

Just bled x2 yesterday.  My V8q 5spd and Tim's 94 S4.
Bleed clutch until you get clear fluid.  A clear bleed hose
helps with this immensly.  Then passenger rear, driver's
rear, passenger front, driver's front.  Each time, bleed until
fluid in hose is clear.  We used a pressure bleeder that
Tim made.  It is a pump-up garden sprayer, an inline
hand valve, a pressure gauge and a used brake reservoir
cap with a tire vavle in it.  The inline hand valve allows
you to control how much pressure is applied to the brake
reservoir.  We've used this rig several times with no
complaints.  We maintain pressure at no more than 20 psi.

On Sun, 20 Jan 2002 01:35:24 -0500 Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
> At 3:21 AM -0500 1/19/02, Dmohlemacher at aol.com wrote:
> >What's the process for our cars (91 200 20v)
> Pretty simple..bleed the clutch(I have a victi...er, helper, press
> the clutch in, then I open the bleeder.  Close, then flip it
> around,
> open valve then press clutch, etc.  I do this a few times until
> fluid
> looks nice and clean.
> Then I move on to brakes...I've always started at the passenger
> rear,
> then moved to driver's side rear, then either front(probably
> driver's
> side front.)  I bet the Bentley contains the correct order.  If
> anyone knows why the order is important, I'm personally curious;
> doesn't seem like it should matter, save maybe something to do with
> either the proportioning valve or the ABS unit?
> >Is it the same for any other Audi/VW/Porsche?
> No idea.
> Brett
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