Bleeding order..!

TimR

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I need to bleed the brakes..4200
I understand I need to do this in sequence...
So what - right rear, left rear, right front, left front...?

Grtzzz...!
 

zagatoes30

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Not sure if it was brakes or CC gearbox but Emblem told me there is a bleeding system built into the software that runs a pre-programmed process.
 

Zep

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I need to bleed the brakes..4200
I understand I need to do this in sequence...
So what - right rear, left rear, right front, left front...?

Grtzzz...!
Are you using a pressure bleeder?

It’s longest pipe to shortest (whether this makes a difference these days is debatable) so given the ABS pump is in the front left corner it will be right rear, left rear, right front, left front.
 
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Geo

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I suggest that you remember to bleed the clutch at the same time as it is often overlooked, even by garages. The fluid in my clutch line turned solid!
 
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TimR

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Are you using a pressure bleeder?
I am - and I wonder what sort of pressure is okay...? I think I used @15psi last time. The bleeder has a limit but this may exceed what’s sensible for the cars’ system...
 

Chris155

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The general recommendation is that you start with the wheel furthest away from the master cylinder and finish with the closest, but it doesn't make that much difference.

A pressure bleader (gunson) helps but we use a vacuum pump on the calliper end;


They help as they come with a tube setup that allows you to pull fluid out of both sides of the calliper at the same time.
 

TimR

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The reason I wanted to check..As mentioned it isnr perhaps crucial with a pressure bleed set-up but the point is, is it the ABS pump ( Ive never worked on and abs system before) or the master/booster, because they are opposite sides of the car !!?
And because I wasnt certain how much/little pressure I could get away with past the ABS block....
 

Zep

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The recommendation I was given (by a trained tech) was to use a pressure bleeder to prevent issues with the ABS pump. I took them at their word even though I have a vacuum bleeder too.
 

Chris155

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I think there is an option in multiECUscan (Fiat group diag software) where you can cycle the ABS pump whilst bleeding the brakes but it's not necessary. Just bleed them as you would any other car. The only difficulty I've had in the past has been with the 4 piston calipers and have 2 bleed nipples, 1 either side of the caliper. But bleeding both both at the same time helps.
 

davy83

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Are you using a pressure bleeder?

It’s longest pipe to shortest (whether this makes a difference these days is debatable) so given the ABS pump is in the front left corner it will be right rear, left rear, right front, left front.
Yeah what he said :)