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    confused brakes question help needed please

    i have just fitted new pads on the back but to get the piston back in again i had to take off the pipe that brings the brake fluid into the caliper when i rewind it all squirted out... hot do i get the fluid back into it or how do i bleed the system... i will have to go to halfreuds later for some fluid which will i get...

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    Need to bleed system

    either get someone to pump pedal while you open bleed nipple ( ensuring the level doesn't drop below min in resevoir)

    or buy an easy bleed then its just a case of opening bleed nipple one at a time (furtherest away from resevoir first) until no air bubble come out

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    You should never need to take pipes off just to push the piston back bud.

    Get a proper windback tool for next time. They're worth it.

    Windback nice and slow so you don't damage the seals in the master cylinder.

    Two-man method is IMO the best way to bleed.

    You need a clear pipe on the bleed nipple and a mate/missus.

    They put pressure on the brake pedal and you open the bleed nut. They push the pedal slowly and steadily down but before it is fully down you tighten the nut so that no fluid goes back in. They release and you repeat the procedure until no bubbles are seen or if you are doing a full change til you see clean fluid in the pipe. Take care to keep the reservior full. Do front right then rear left then front left then rear right.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yugguy View Post
    Do front right then rear left then front left then rear right
    I thought when bleeding the brakes you started with the one furthest from the master cylinder which is rear n/side then rear o/side, front n/side and then front o/side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conman View Post
    I thought when bleeding the brakes you started with the one furthest from the master cylinder which is rear n/side then rear o/side, front n/side and then front o/side.
    you're probably righ I always get that bit wrong.

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    It's always good practise to start furthest away an work in ensures all air is ok the system.

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    Brakes are a funny thing....lol Fed up with mine at the min, just ordered 2 new rear calipers and hopefully these will sort out all my problems.

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