Bleeding Brakes info


GreedoUK

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thats a good read! very helpful
 


aaroniverson7

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this might a newbie question. but i just wanted to know how often do we have to bleed the brakes?
 


emperor

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i believed manufacture recomand you change brake fulid every 2 years.
but should bleed it when you feel brake paddle spongly.
 


douge454

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What do you do with the brake fluid when you are done? Is this hazardous waste? Where do you dispose of it?
 


abunai888

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What do you do with the brake fluid when you are done? Is this hazardous waste? Where do you dispose of it?

i personally gather all old oils and stuff into used oil cans and leave them into a garage there is a company that once in 60 days gather used fluids from them for recycle .
 


Al-himself

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heres a question, im rebuilding my car, and am about to reassemble the brake lines etc on the firewall and fit new rear trailing arms complete,

question, can i bleed them properly with no engine in the car?
 




ramboteamjon

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At the end my brake presure was very low, the pedal goes deep. But I kept on driving like that, and everytime i feel it was getting better. After 3 day's it was 100% ok

I just bled my brakes totally, fitted new HEL brake lines and new Millers DOT4 fluid and my pedal feels exactly how yours did at first. I hope mines goes back to 100%! if it doesnt what do I need to do?

thanks
 



BrakeExpert

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The correct bleeding sequence for our cars is:

Right Rear
Left Front
Left Rear
Right Front

This is for ALL EK, left or right hand drive. I've done this countless times, and this is the procedure outlined by Honda and listed in the 1800 page service manual.
 



newtovtec

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This option is applicable for EK9 with ABS?

Would just like to clarify if there's anything else to consider if you have ABS. I've got some HEL's, and want to make sure I don't do anything counterproductive with the swap!!!
Great info all the same everyone!
 


BrakeExpert

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Will not affect it either way. Bleeding new brakes with new calipers isn't going to clear your codes though.
 



ali-c

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Great info so far cheers guys.

Cant I get a definitive answer to how much fluid (litres) is needed for filling up after a full bleed of the system. will be doing mine soon an dont want to over buy if I can help it.
 


jfatboy

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full system bleed from empty, you will probably use about a litre and a half. if u do it right.
 



elchunk

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Is there any sort of preference to what brake fluid to use or will any DOT 4 fluid be ok? Just that i have generic DOT4 in the shed that i would use if you dont need specific stuff.
 


RacingXS

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Is there any sort of preference to what brake fluid to use or will any DOT 4 fluid be ok? Just that i have generic DOT4 in the shed that i would use if you dont need specific stuff.

DOT 4 is fine but it needs to be fresh (seal not broken) and within date too.

Don't use a half-full can left over from a couple of years ago.
 


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