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It can be done. you will need a clear glass, about 18" clear plastic tubing, a good sized paper clip,(2"), a weeny little wrench for bleed screw,7-8mm, one quart high quality b-fluid, (pint per 2 wheels), jack, jack stands, patience.
the method. raise rear first, put on stands. with weeny wrench bust bleed screw loose,(did i say you should use gloves). loosen about 1/2 turn. push one end of tubing over bleed screw. (did i say this should be like 3/16ths tube) it mist fit tight. put other end in glass, to 1/4" from bottom. clip in place but do not pinch off tube. pour fluid into glass til tube is under surface. start car. push pedal slowly. let up. repeat. repeat. check glass, you should have more and dirty fluid. tighten screw and repeat procedure on other side. with both sides done and screws closed, try pedal. you should have more pedal, if so do the same for fronts. if you only did fronts start there. if this is more brakes but not enuf, repeat and test. let us know how it goes.

Posted on Oct 30, 2014


You need someone in the drivers seat,
to slowly push the brake pedal, as you
open & close the bleeder valves

The other methods won't get the job done correctly

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