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    fitting front pads

    im fitting new pads 2 me mates car once iv fitted them do i have to bleed the system ?

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    Shouldnt do mate!


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    ok mate cheers!

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    But check them mate, make sure you aint got any air in the system etc! you should be able to tell when you put your foot on the brake!


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    No you dont but take the brake fluid cap off and then press the piston back slowly.
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    always advisable to release the nipple so that u dont fold the seals in the master cylinder - once piston pushed back, pads in, then bleed the lines in question


    Most ppl tend not to and get away with it - but every so often it goes tits up hence why its always advisable to do it the correct way

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    ok m8. how do you bleed them lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeus View Post
    ok m8. how do you bleed them lol?
    I think you can clamp the break hose leading to the caliper and bleed it through the bleed nipple ,if clamping the hose from the caliper use an old rag with whatever you use to clamp the hose as not to nip into the hose..personally i have never bothered doin this and have never had any problems but that's up to you m8..

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