Brake bleeding

tommudd

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 14, 2005
Messages
21,942
Reaction score
3,098
Location
Southeastern Ohio
Just replaced a front metal line on a customers 02 KJ over the weekend
Installed new line, opened bleeder, filled MC first of course , and it gravity bled itself while I sat and drank a cold bottle of diet Dew . Tightened bleeder and good full pedal
 

Deb'nKJ

Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2022
Messages
85
Reaction score
52
Location
somewhere between London & Zunny Deb'n (England)
Only time I've run the engine when bleeding brakes was on an '89 Jaguar XJ40. IIRC, procedure was bleed fronts normally but the backs you open the bleed screws, start the engine & it bleeds itself. 1st experience of ABS so knew no better - but didn't work. Had another 2 after that one & always bled them same as everything else from a mid-fifties Ford to a 2005 Citroen (& a pretty mixed bag in between). Apart from early onset paranoia about shearing off bleed screws, never had a problem & always good results.
 

Deb'nKJ

Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2022
Messages
85
Reaction score
52
Location
somewhere between London & Zunny Deb'n (England)
I've had some sort of one man bleed kit - spat fluid all over the firewall: useless!

1st time I came to bleed brakes with no assistant I remember thinking it'd be interesting. In fact what I learned was I'd never needed an assistant all those years, although it does save pumping pedal, jumping out, checking for bubbles, nipping up bleed screw, hopping back in, repeat 'til got a good pedal. No big deal really.
 

GBsKJ

Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2021
Messages
44
Reaction score
39
Speed Bleeders by Russell. I bleed my brakes just for fun now, since it's so easy. lol
 

Jeremy-WI

Full Access Member
Joined
May 20, 2017
Messages
271
Reaction score
74
Location
Home
My Liberty gravity bled good enough when I replaced the hose going to the passenger side caliper
 

Latest posts

Members online

Top