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Old 08-15-2014, 11:57 PM
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Brake Fluid Bleeding order

Did a search and couldn't find the info..

Anybody know the correct order to bleed the brake fluid at the callipers? Do you work your way in from the furthest caliper to the master cylinder? I know some vehicles call for a specific order. Just not sure on our WK2's.

I plan to do it this weekend using my good old one man bleeding kit unless our WK2 calls for a special way of doing this too, lol



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Re: Brake Fluid Bleeding order

Did you have the booster recall done.
Farthest to closests yes. It's still right rear, left rear, right front, left front for our cars..

That being said there is a very specific protocol involving using a star scan tool to cycle the ABS pump to avoid any air in the whole system, and bleed all the fluid. So technically it's no longer a home job.

That being said, I've bleed my own brakes without cycling the pump. just make sure not to , even for split second, let the master get anywhere empty. It's nearly impossible to get all the fluid out without cycling the pump but it'll be fine. Remember to have too much rather than too little fresh fluid.

Some like handy bleeders, i like having a helper, it's up to you, people have had luck and a pain both ways, i think attention to detail makes the difference here. There are a couple of threads on here about doing it, nothing to technical it's a brake job but the abs can complicate things.
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Re: Brake Fluid Bleeding order

Just did the Brembo caliper upgrade and used the might vac . I'll second the recent post DONT LET THE MASTER CYLINDER GO LOW and you will be fine. rear pass/ rear drivers/pass front/drivers front. Suck out all you can from the master with a cheap turkey baster fill with new dot3/4 and a with the cap loose bleed away. Tap the calipers a few times when bleeding to be sure all the air bubbles are free and if you want to be extra sure drive it a day or 2 and hit them again.

If you do let the master go dry and air bubble get it the ABS you will be in trouble and only the starscan tool can cycle it bleed it at the dealer.

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Re: Brake Fluid Bleeding order

Thanks folks and yes I had the brake booster replaced. Mine failed literally 2 weeks before getting my recall notice in the mail. I don't know if replacing the booster would call for the dealership to flush the brake fluid but honestly I've had so many problems with this one dealer and shady work that I don't trust that they fully flushed out the brake fluid.

The one dealership close to my office which is convenient, I've caught them doing shady work and called them out on it. Anyway, I just don't trust them with anything that there's a possibility on them taking a short cut.


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