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Old 02-01-16, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by badx33 View Post
Hey man thanks for replying to my question. I'm installing ISF brake on my is350. So for some reason the rear bleeder screw has a different thread size then the front. Don't know why but thats the case.
And the rears your installing are the Brembo 2 piston caliper that the ISF uses? Real odd that the thread is different. Something's funny All four of mine were identical.

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Old 02-02-16, 05:01 AM
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Hey there Lou, yes they are that's very strange. Here's a pictureName:  EFC67013-96C6-4CFF-80BC-26639A65A6E4_zpsoiabd0iu.jpg
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^^^^Looks like the same caliper. Can't imagine why the bleeder has a different thread.

Love the rotor

BTW, looks like the outside pad is on the wrong wheel. The wear indicator should be on the top of the pad when mounted. The pads with the wear indicator are not identical but mirror images.

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Old 05-25-16, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Z View Post
This may be an obvious question with many potential answers, but how best are you catching the used fluid coming out?
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Old 05-25-16, 05:15 AM
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piece of tubing and a bottle
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Originally Posted by 4TehNguyen View Post
piece of tubing and a bottle
Yeah vacuum hose actually works fine. Just find a small length of it with an ID you can roll onto the end of the fitting so you don't let it run down the side of the caliper
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Initially, you want some fluid in the bottle and the tube below the level of fluid so air does not back up into the tube.
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I was looking for this, now I found it, thanks! Already ordered.
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Anyone try the Russell brand equivalent to these and/or know the part number? Their site only lists IS300 for Lexus.
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^^^^You really don't need to know the PN. Just the thread dimensions:



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Yeah they don’t have the right length. I ordered the Earls.
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If you have Techstream, it will bleed the brakes for you....though I haven't tried on the IS-F yet.

But in Techstream, there's a section where it activates the pump and bleeds the brakes for a second or two.....then tells you to move on to the next corner, etc etc.

1 man job...

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Originally Posted by RRocket View Post
If you have Techstream, it will bleed the brakes for you....though I haven't tried on the IS-F yet.

But in Techstream, there's a section where it activates the pump and bleeds the brakes for a second or two.....then tells you to move on to the next corner, etc etc.

1 man job...
What menu is this on? I've never seen this, only the ABS unit bleed. If I had four bottles and four PVC tubes, I could do all of them without any hassle at all just by opening the solobleeds a turn and letting the ABS unit do all the work.

FWIW, the FSM does not say this works. The procedure Lexus has in the service manual is the standard manual process of pumping the brakes with the pedal. There is a procedure for bleeding the ABS (brake actuator) unit using Techstream, but the notes indicate this is only to be used if you can't get the system sufficiently bled using the conventional method.
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After bleeding the air from the brake system, if the correct height or feel of the brake pedal cannot be obtained, bleed the air from the brake actuator assembly with the Techstream by following the procedures below.

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Originally Posted by lobuxracer View Post
What menu is this on? I've never seen this, only the ABS unit bleed. If I had four bottles and four PVC tubes, I could do all of them without any hassle at all just by opening the solobleeds a turn and letting the ABS unit do all the work.

FWIW, the FSM does not say this works. The procedure Lexus has in the service manual is the standard manual process of pumping the brakes with the pedal. There is a procedure for bleeding the ABS (brake actuator) unit using Techstream, but the notes indicate this is only to be used if you can't get the system sufficiently bled using the conventional method.
It's interesting you note that; I used the Techstream because I couldn't bleed it traditionally.

The car was my GS400 or LS430...I forget which one. It's the only time I did it and it's been quite some time. I'be typically used an pneumatic bleeder...still a one man job. I've also a Phoenix bleeder which you can do a reverse bleed (bleed from caliper to reservoir)

As far as Techstream, I THINK it was under the menus ABS>Utility (or Extras or something similar)> Brake Bleeding.

Sorry I'm not more helpful. But it did work the one time I used it.

Let me know if you investigate further.
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Originally Posted by RRocket View Post
If you have Techstream, it will bleed the brakes for you....though I haven't tried on the IS-F yet.

But in Techstream, there's a section where it activates the pump and bleeds the brakes for a second or two.....then tells you to move on to the next corner, etc etc.

1 man job...
This is how it's done on a Prius, doubt it will work on the F.
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