refilling brake system

DK proleonk at
Wed May 28 17:38:55 PDT 2008

Sounds like you are on the right track. I assume you bench bleed the
master cylinders before installing. Fill up the MC reservoir and open
the bleeder valves on all four corners and let it gravity bleed till
you see some new fluid coming out. Close the valves and start the
usual bleeding procedure according to Bentley FSM. Usually RR LR, RF,
LF. I would recommend using a pressure bleeder, makes life a lot
easier, faster and better, specially when you are working alone.
Same procedure with the clutch, except the bleeder screw is hard to get to.

On a side not, I would put something under the brake pedal so it wont
travel all the way down while bleeding. Don't forget to remove it


On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 6:23 PM,  <theringmeister at> wrote:
> OK so it's been sitting a while, but I finally got my clutch slave cylinder back on the cq last night and the line hooked back up.  I've also replaced the clutch master cylinder and all 4 brake lines at the wheels with stainless, and rebuilt all 4 calipers.  It's time to refill the system since it's empty.  Should I just open all the bleeder screws and start pouring fluid in and wait?  I know there's a procedure for bleeding the brakes, but what about just filling the system full of new parts?
> Any right or wrong?
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