General Brake bleeding

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  1. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Just wondering what people's preferred method of brake bleeding is?

    Do you start furthest away from the master cylinder or the closest and why?

    How about method, which do you prefer; vacuum pump, gravity or the traditional way of pumping the pedal?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Pressure bleeder for me and I personally do the front wheels first since its pressurised so it makes no difference which wheel I do and what order. I also have a syringe which withdraws 250ml of old brake fluid from the brake reservoir prior to the flush; I rather have fresher fluid quickly chased out of the system than push old fluid out.
     
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  3. Nighthawk Guest

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    What pressure bleeder do you use? Im thinking of dumping my vacuum bleeder.
     
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  5. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Fantastic that bleeder is.CJ does my brakes once a year and really is simple.
    Connect it and have a cup of tea and watch it doing all the work.
    Getting some money together to buy one myself.
    Not cheap but worth it.
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    @Zoran ... you've just given me an idea ... expect a WhatsApps message heading your way Lol
     
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    Cheers will have a good read over today.
     
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    If using a non return valve tube and pedal method would you still start at the front?
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I'd follow the ABS order, which from memory is Front NS, Rear OS, Front OS, Rear NS
     
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    Sweet, cheers
     
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  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    Thats a lovely vacuum bleeder, I don't think I would be able to afford that. Might have to try to get a cheaper version. :Frown:
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Look at the sequence mate here Vital Brakes Maintenance Information • Honda Karma
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    You see a cheaper version buy it , but do tell us which one :Smile:
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    You two pooling in and buying one ?
     
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    Cheers, I'm guessing it's the same for these CR-V? The brake mc is in the same place.
     
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  14. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Could be interested in a purchase if any 'group buys' are on the cards.
     
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  15. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Bled the brakes this evening and all were fine, fluid was also very clear so i reckon Honda did do it :Smile:

    It must just be a characteristics of the car that there's a little travel before they bite hard.
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    yup that bite action is normal of stock pads. Just give them a session of hard braking on deserted roads but never come to a standstill get off the brakes at 5MPH.

    3 -4 sessions of that will sort out the glazing on the discs and pads will bite like crazy.