[A4] Brakes & Rotors Update

Arthur Marks aamarks at cox.net
Tue Nov 28 15:08:27 EST 2006

In the routine maintenance chapter the Bentley manual for the A4 (B6) 
doesn't say anything about the abs for bleeding the brakes.

Says to use fluid that "corresponds to US standard FMVSS 116 DOT 4".
Fill pressure of 1 bar should not be exceeded (14.5 psi).

Then bleed:
1. clutch (if manual)
2. RR
3. RL
4. FR
5. FL
Also says to extract 0.4 - 0.5 liters from each caliper (only .1 from the 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Aaron Jongbloedt
Cc: a4 at audifans.com
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] Brakes & Rotors Update

Why would the A4 be any different than any other car?  You shouldn't
have to use the vagcom to cycle the abs pump unless you want to make
sure ALL of the old fluid is out or you are replacing bits to the actual
ABS system.  Otherwise the standard pressure bleeder is fine, and work
from the furthest away wheel to the closest.  Someone correct me if I am


thejimrose wrote:
> ...> the gist with the a4 is that you have to bleed the system, then use a
> scan tool or vag com to cycle the abs pump, then rebleed the whole
> system to get the reserviors in the abs pump cleared out. audiworld
> has a writeup on it if you search.

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