I was taught to bleed brakes like they described in the article. If the
other way works for you, then why change. Go with what works for you and
what you are comfortable with.
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 9:04 AM, Bob Danielson <
> The Feb issue of Hemmings S&EC magazine has a brake bleeding procedure
> is different than what I've always done...so maybe I've been doing it
> I've always opened the bleeder, had the wife gently pump the brakes a few
> times and then hold the brake pedal down while I closed the bleeder. We'd
> that until there were no more air bubbles.
> The Hemmings procedure starts with the bleeder CLOSED, while the assistant
> gently pumps 5 or 6 times and then holds the pedal down. At this point you
> OPEN the bleeder until the fluid stops flowing and then close the bleeder.
> And repeat until there's no more air bubbles.
> So..........do you pump the pedal and hold the pedal down with the bleeder
> CLOSED or OPEN? Or doesn't it really matter?
> Bob Danielson
> 1975 TR6 CF38503U
> Running w/ Throttle Body Injection
> Toyota 5 Speed & Nissan LSD
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