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    Hi guys im going to bleed my brakes tomorrow and get the dot 5.1 put in. I got a bleed kit but any tips and where is the bleed nipple(s)?

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    bleed nipples on inside edge of each caliper i think and i would use foot brake depression with a mate dont like the self bleed units,

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    Ok, the nipples are on all four of the calipers. I take it that 5.1 is mineral and not silicon fluid as the two are incompatible. hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch View Post
    bleed nipples on inside edge of each caliper i think and i would use foot brake depression with a mate dont like the self bleed units,
    Also if you do end up doing it this way have the engine running as it is possible to wreck ABS pumps

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    Thanks guys, ive not got a self bleed kit, its a foot depression one. I dont know if the fluid is mineral or synthetic. is it that the 2 fluids arent compatable or the braking system isnt compatable? If my stuffs synthetic cant i just completely bleed out the old stuff and bleed through the new stuff?

    EDIT: Just checked, mine is synthetic

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    The silicon based stuff is incompatible with mineral stuff and if you were to use it you'd have to bleed the whole system and replace all of the seals

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    Sorry mate i got mixed up. Yes synthetic is the right stuff, it can't be mixed with silicon stuff though. Don't know where i got mineral from lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Sorry mate i got mixed up. Yes synthetic is the right stuff, it can't be mixed with silicon stuff though. Don't know where i got mineral from lol
    lol no worries. at least i got the right stuff!

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    Thought you were cussing the brakes...'Bleeding Brakes'....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony W View Post
    Thought you were cussing the brakes...'Bleeding Brakes'....
    LOL i was when i tried to change them. whoever did the brake discs last put far too much locking compound on, i had to take it to the garage and get the blowtorch and air tools out! still struggled even then! At least it got done and not with so much bleeding compound lol. At least i found out shouting at them doesnt work and hitting it with a hammer (and a big one!) breaks your tools!

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