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    can i gravity bleed the system?

    the fluid in the reservoir looks a bit black and i think it needs replacing.

    can i just open the bleed nipples and let gravity work or do i need a special bleeding kit/tool?

    al.

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    You can open the nipples and pump the peddle that will push all the fluid out the pipes but i would put rubble pipes on the nipples in bottles or something you dont want brake fluid all over the place.

    Edit: But you will need a bleeding kit to put the new fluid back in the pipes unless you do it the old fashion way and pump the peddle to bleed them.

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    Get a brake bleeding kit that has a one way valve on it and a catch tank, makes the job a lot easier.
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    If its a one man operation id use a GUNSONS EAZIBLEED.

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    simple bit of pipe block one end off and cut a small slit in it, push the open end over the nipple and the blocked end in a bottle and pump away on the pedal it will stop air sucking back in to the lines

    just make sure the fluid does not go below the minimum line

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    cheers lads... it looks like a bit of pipe blocked off with the split is in order!

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