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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-17-2017, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Bleed/Flush DIY?

Anyone done their brake fluid have a DIY write up? Or is it a dealer type job?

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Interested as well. Can't imagine that it's too difficult other than getting access to the master cylinder.
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Wouldn't this be the same as any other vehicle?

Only difference would be the fact that we need a funnel to fill the fluid you bleed out.

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Getting to the master cylinder is the thing - I usually use a pressure bleeder. Would like to know if there are any tips or tricks to make it easy for a one man job. The whole 2 person ?up- down? routine is a PITA.

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I use one of these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...der-92924.html

Vacuum at the bleeder valves instead of pressure at the master cylinder. Yeah, I know, it's HF. All I can say is I've used it for years without any issues -- seems to be one of their better tools.
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You have to dissamble the front hood wich is a two man job..


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You have to dissamble the front hood wich is a two man job..
The front hood? Why? 0.o

The Brembos have bleed nipples, don't they?

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It would be same as any other car.
Drain as much out of MC as possible with something like MityVac. Continually fill with new fluid and bleed until you see new fluid moving from rear passenger to rear driver to front passenger and end with front driver. Or you can just bleed and add new fluid although takes a little bit longer.

Recommended 2 person job unless using vacumn system to prevent air bubbles in calipers. I use the brake fluid in water bottle vacumn system.

******MAJOR TIP: be really careful of removing and adding brake fluid to MC through funnel or hose....brake fluid is really caustic to paint and the recessed access to the 4C's MC can lead to drippage of brake fluid. Be very aware of any flicked drops of brake fluid on the hood or front fender.
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Ive used this tutorial from Eric the Car Guy to learn how to do this... well, started on my Fiat.

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The front hood? Why? 0.o

The Brembos have bleed nipples, don't they?

They do but its almost impossible to access the brake fluid reservoir with a pressure bleeder trough the tiny hole under the hood.
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