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Old 03-08-2003, 05:55 AM
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w124 brake flushing questions

Hi all,

I plan to flush by brake system on '87 260E and bought MB DOT-4 fluid (0.75 quarts / 25.4 oz)

Is this enough for the job?

Aside from the Power Bleeder, what type wrench do I need for the nipple and what size hose is needed. Is the hose necessary?

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Old 03-08-2003, 08:37 AM
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Power bleeder isnt really necessary...

Don't let the 15 page posts surrounding brake bleeding make it seem harder than it is. Get a friend and tell him to listen, and you can do it by hand. It'll take all of 10 minutes if you haven't ever done it before .

I think the bleeder screws were 10mm... but I don't remember.. maybe 8mm

Just buy the tall container at the autoparts store of DOT4.. save the rest and cap it tightly


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Old 03-08-2003, 08:39 AM
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BTW Hose is only so you don't make a mess

a piece of stretchy vacuum line works(I dunno, 5/16 maybe?), or a clear line from an aquarium air pump
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Old 03-08-2003, 01:57 PM
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All the bleeder screws I've seen on the Benz's are 9mm. I prefer to use a box wrench as it allow free flow of the fluid. Only use a socket to break the bleeder loose.

Can be done without the hose/tubing. The tubing allows for capture of the expelled fluid and no mess on the ground.
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