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Duh Or should I say never had a clear answer brake bleeding

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I never really had an explanation of what I was looking for when bleeding the brakes. Yep I get the fact you don't want air in the line but knowing me the second I got a smooth squirt... I am done. Not even sure which nipple to mess with, mechanic I am not but I am trying to learn. I use the same logic everyday so one day I will get it. Anybody have a link or something on a good how to?

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The only way I know how to do it is to use a tool like the Mityvac:

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?item=PAR_DS-310207.

You have to keep the bottom of the brake fluid reservoir from being exposed to air while you are sucking the brake fluid out through the caliper. Otherwise, you pull air into the brake line, which is the very thing you don't want to do.

I pull about 3-4 reservoir fulls of brake fluid through the line and I'm done.

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2 methods

NASCAR method of choice

1. open the bleeders and give the lever/peddle a sliggt squeeze until fluid comes out

2. let the fluid dribble out until no air bubble come out

3. make sure you add enough fluid to the resovoir so as not to uncover the fluid hole in the bottom and suck in air

other method

1. gently squeeze of pump 5-10 times

2. while holding prsuure on the lever / peddle crack open the bleeders

3. repeat if neccessary to get all air out

4. see step 3 above

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