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Brake fluid replacement - help a newbie!!;)

 
Old 05-21-08, 12:31 AM
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Thank you all! ATE Blue is on its way, I've actually changed the pads (Akebono) and rotors (Brembo) as Salim advised.

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Old 05-21-08, 04:18 AM
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Thank you both. I was actually referring to your suggestion to change the brakes/rotors first, then replace the fluid. My original plan was to do it all at once, which (as I now understand) wasn't correct since I would have pushed old fluid back into the system when compressing the calipers.

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Old 09-07-08, 03:48 PM
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Default pressure bleeder on '06 ls400

Will I be OK using my Motive pressure bleeder on an '06 ls400?

I've been asked to bleed the brakes on this car and I want to ensure that I don't mess anything up.

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Old 05-10-19, 06:22 PM
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I'll be replacing all four brake systems from the hardline out. I was thinking of doing the fronts first on one day and the rears later. But after reading this thread and the service manual, it seems that the rears must be bled first because if the fronts are bled first, then the rears cannot be bled.

I will be using a vacuum bleeder, not the brake pedal, to move the fluid.

If after I install the new front calipers and bleed all four wheels, when I install the new rear calipers will I be able bleed them then?
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Old 05-10-19, 06:44 PM
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I'll be replacing all four brake systems from the hardline out. I was thinking of doing the fronts first on one day and the rears later. But after reading this thread and the service manual, it seems that the rears must be bled first because if the fronts are bled first, then the rears cannot be bled.

I will be using a vacuum bleeder, not the brake pedal, to move the fluid.

If after I install the new front calipers and bleed all four wheels, when I install the new rear calipers will I be able bleed them then?
The only reason the farthest is bled first is that allows fresh fluid to travel past the branch to the near one and when you get around to bleed the near one, you will get fresh fluid in. Just determine which is the farthest from the master cylinder and do it first.

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Old 05-10-19, 10:50 PM
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Makes sense - thank you!
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