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Old 02-13-2003, 09:39 AM
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When bleeding the brakes, you never want to pump the brakes when a bleeder screw is opened, as the release of the brake pedal will allow air to go into the screw, and then of course into the caliper. The pedal has to be pumped up when the screws are all closed (this is when you worry about running out of fluid in the reservoir), then once there is a pedal "feel" (pedal is somewhat higher, usually 3 to 5 slow strokes of the pedal is enough), then the pedal is held down slightly, while the bleeder screw is loosened. The "pumper person" should hold the pedal down until the person running the bleeder screw says "pump it up" or whatever verbiage is agreed upon. DON'T say "pump it up" unless you have closed the bleeder screw.

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