Yeah, i just run a normal/average DOT 3 brake fluid. Did the flush a month ago when i had to change my caliper since it was toast.
Anyways, there's no 'special' way. If doing it the manual way [pumping brakes] just go bit by bit with each corner, all the way around so that it is good to go. That's how my mech. did it as he doesn't have that cool-gadget they use at commercial shops that sucks the fluid out of each bleeder.
The fluid for my es300 is DOT 3 -- and changing the master cylinder tank is not bleeding the brakes. The point of bleeding the brakes is to flush the lines so that any moisture at the calipers is cleaned out.
Do a search as to what rear wheel to start -- you start at the caliper with the longest line and finish with the shortest.
The manual lists the PS fluid -- Doing a "turkey baster" change will refresh the PS fluid if you do it a few times.
Thank you guys, I'll try to get this done a few other things with in the next few weeks.
Also, I don't think there is a way to get a turkey baster in the PSF reservoir in these cars. But it has been a while since I looked under the hood of the ES300. I will just take off the return line and run the car, and of course keep adding fluid so no air gets sucked in...
The PSF fluid might be original, not sure, but it looks nasty.
1988 Acura Legend Coupe L 5-MT
2000 Lexus ES300 Platinum Series
2006 Lexus GX470