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post #1 of 4 Old Jan 12th, 2008, 11:12 pm Thread Starter
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Question Front brake bleeders

OK.. so I am looking at my front brake calipers thinking time to flush the fluid.

I know the first thing to do is start a fluid war by asking who uses what brands and why etc. etc. etc.

Then I thought " been there done that" .

So back to looking at the calipers.....


The left side caliper has a regular looking bleeder.

On the right side caliper (looking forward) I have a weird looking cap "thing". What is it? What do I do with it? How do I do what I'm supposed to do with it?

Any info on how/what/why would be appreciated.

Also, can someone tell me the "size/thread" of the bleeders ? I would like to buy some of those "smart bleeders"

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You need one of these. Speed Bleeder PN SB1010S 10mm x 10
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screw the cap "thingie" out of the calipar, replace it with a Speed Bleeder. GOOGLE "Speed Bleeder" and they will tell you which (3) bleeders you will need.

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So back to looking at the calipers.....


The left side caliper has a regular looking bleeder.

On the right side caliper (looking forward) I have a weird looking cap "thing". What is it? What do I do with it? How do I do what I'm supposed to do with it?

Any info on how/what/why would be appreciated.

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IIRC this is something used by the factory (or the dealer) during the initial filling of fluid. In any case you don't need to worry about it since you can replace it with a speed bleeder just like the other calipers.

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