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Re: Brake disc and pad change

Does anyone.know what size tubing is needed to go over the bleeder valves to bleed the brakes.
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Re: Brake disc and pad change

Clear silicone that comes with the draper kit fits fine front and rear.


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6 x 4 works perfect (mm)

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Clear silicone that comes with the draper kit fits fine front and rear.


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I was just going to make a one person bleeder.
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I use this;




So much easier and quicker than the cheap bleeders.

Worth the investment if you will be doing brakes more than a few times IMO>
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I use this;

Sealey VS820 Brake & Clutch Bleeding System: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike

So much easier and quicker than the cheap bleeders.

Worth the investment if you will be doing brakes more than a few times IMO>
Yeah I saw that and was contemplating it. But it was the 50 and storage. As I only have my car and the gf to do. I may start with a homemade one and then upgrade to that based on how this first time goes
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Does anyone know what the pattern is for the brake bleeding on a GP TJET 2009. I know rule of thumb is meant to be start w8th furthest away from master cylinder. But in my haynes manual for GP it appears to be opposite of this rule. ( granted haynes manual is nit for tjet models but still thought would be fairly similar) any ideas?
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I think that just applies if the system is completely empty.

In your case your not emptying it then filling, you're just topping it and then pushing the fluid though to each caliper until the fluid looks clean(er).

So really as long as you get fluid coming out of each caliper it's not going to make much difference.

I await to be corrected but i've done a push throughs on my car and my dads van, sometime just doing front or rear only and the pedals are rock solid.
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I think that just applies if the system is completely empty.

In your case your not emptying it then filling, you're just topping it and then pushing the fluid though to each caliper until the fluid looks clean(er).

So really as long as you get fluid coming out of each caliper it's not going to make much difference.

I await to be corrected but i've done a push throughs on my car and my dads van, sometime just doing front or rear only and the pedals are rock solid.
Do you have to do it on a level surface?. As I'm not a fan of jacking my car up onto to all fours. So I was looking more to do back and then do front separately? Is there.any.problems to this?
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Re: Brake disc and pad change

Order doesn't really matter as stated above, I've made one man bleeders and they've not worked out so well. Draper one man makes it an hour job including jacking and removing wheels. Once you see clear fluid coming out the caliper into tube, you're done that corner. Only open nipple just enough otherwise you risk pulling within through the threads between nipple and caliper.

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Re: Brake disc and pad change

Trick of the day:

- undo the nipple JUST as to have the fluid (and air) going out
- 'seal' it with FAT grease, I use plumbing paste, at nipple to caliper junction

Works very well with a cheap (12€ @ Auto5) one man bleeding kit !
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Order doesn't really matter as stated above, I've made one man bleeders and they've not worked out so well. Draper one man makes it an hour job including jacking and removing wheels. Once you see clear fluid coming out the caliper into tube, you're done that corner. Only open nipple just enough otherwise you risk pulling within through the threads between nipple and caliper.

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Do you have to do it on a level surface?. As I'm not a fan of jacking my car up onto to all fours. So I was looking more to do back and then do front separately? Is there.any.problems to this?
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Order doesn't really matter as stated above, I've made one man bleeders and they've not worked out so well. Draper one man makes it an hour job including jacking and removing wheels. Once you see clear fluid coming out the caliper into tube, you're done that corner. Only open nipple just enough otherwise you risk pulling within through the threads between nipple and caliper.

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Do you have a link to the draper bleeder your on about. I've tried looking for it but struggling to find it
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Hi Emerson, don't worry about the leveling, will not affect the bleeding process, unless the car is upside-down ;-)

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