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Old 12-20-2004, 10:37 AM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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Go buy a power bleeder!

If you are going to do this yourself, I strongly recommend you spend $40 or so on a power bleeder. Forcing the fluid out with the pedal does a bad thing -it extends the MC piston all the way into the cylinder repeatedly, which is bad for the seals.

And no need for an assistant.

Just opening the bleeders and letting the fluid drain is a better method IMHO.

Also recommend that whatever way you do it, siphon off the old fluid in the resevoir and refill with fresh rather than running the old dirty stuff through the MC and the calipers.
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
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