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    bleeding brakes!

    advice please,need to flush through and bleed brakes that have been standing for four years, have fitted new pads, do i need 4 gallons of brake fluid or is there something i can flush through and then use new fluid? any advice welcome,cheers.

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    The proper way would be to remove the Callipers & wheel cylinders, then
    check the movements of each one, even replace the seals, also check brake
    lines, and flexy pipes for wear...and then bleed the system....can't be to careful
    when it comes to stopping power
    The car is open, the keys are under the dog !

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    just use new brake fluid depends on what it is you wont use 4 gallons

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    hi zody, thanks for info,the rear calliper is new and the front is in good working order, i just want to be sure of not leaving any of the old fluid in the system when i replace it with new. manythanks Dean.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zody View Post
    The proper way would be to remove the Callipers & wheel cylinders, then
    check the movements of each one, even replace the seals, also check brake
    lines, and flexy pipes for wear...and then bleed the system....can't be to careful
    when it comes to stopping power

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhouse View Post
    just use new brake fluid depends on what it is you wont use 4 gallons
    hi rockhouse, i was not sure how much fluid it would take to flush the system through until i was sure it was clean, and then have to get rid of it, seemed a waste of fluid. i thought there might be something else i could use. many thanks Dean.

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