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SBC brake bleeding methods

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Alan Mustard, Jun 17, 2011.

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  1. Alan Mustard

    Alan Mustard Senior Member

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    Hi all, can I ask how some of the indies carry out a brake fluid change on 211 cars. Is there a cunning way to change it without using star? Do you need a pressure bleeder? If so are there any cheap pressure bleeders on the market, has anyone made a pressure bleeder to do the job???? Any info would be more than welcome.
     
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    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    It's done as you say using star, it needs different pressure at different time while bleeding, it kicks out at over 100 bar at the bleed points, really can't see how you can do it correctly without star, it uses nearly 1.5 ltrs on the rear o/s then a quick bled on the near side, then five pumps and a bleed on both fronts!!!
     
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    I have never heard of any other way, it is as Colin says
     
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    it can be done with a pressure bleeder, but you will not be able to change all the fluid this way as the accumulator will not be emptied/filled. this is what star does on the N/S/R brake.

    whatever you do though, do not be tempted to try to pump it through with the brake pedal. this will not work, and you will set fault codes and SBC malfunction warnings!
     

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