Re: Bleeding brakes
- From: "Jack" <jsnob@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 13:42:48 -0800
I would stronly disagree with the statement that the clutch does not need
bleeding. While it is true that the boiling point of the brake fluid drops
due to moisure absorbtion, an equally important reason that these systems
require periodic bleeding is to get rid of the water that has been absorbed
by the fluid so that the internal components of the system don't corrode.
With that in mind, you should use the whole container of fluid because you
are really replacing all of the fluid that's in the lines and cylinders.
It's a good idea to suck all the old fluid out of the reservoirs with a
basting bulb and replace it with new before you start pumping so that you
know it's all new fluid that you are pushing down the lines.
"Misterbeets" <misterbeets@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> You don't need to bleed the clutch. Brakes are bled to keep the boiling
> point of the fluid from dropping due to water absorption.
> Usual advice is to begin bleeding farthest from resevoir, though I
> cannot see why it matters.
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