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    taking off calipers to spray + bleeding brakes HELP please

    Hi there,

    I am looking to take my calipers off my astra cdti 150 2005, I have read the rought guide on here to taking off the calipers.

    My question is, if I take the caliper off and use a brake hose clamp will I still have to bleed the brakes after?

    Can I just bleed the brakes of air or would I have to change all the brake fluid?

    found a bleeding kit if needs must

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gunson-Eezible...3A1%7C294%3A50

    thanks in advance

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    You will have to bleed it a bit just to get the bit of air out of the end of the system, but if the fluid has not been changed for a couple of years it may be worth doing it all. Also try a local motor store as they will have a tube with a one valve which makes bleeding the brakes very easy and only costs a pound or two.

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    seen one of these on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=380133863818

    would the eezibleed one be better for a full brake fluid change

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    Get the Gunson Eezibleed, their a excellent tool to have.

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    Probably, but it isnt that hard using the one way valve and its a lot cheaper, you just need to keep an eye on the brake fluid level and pump the brake pedal a lot, me and my brother did his celica last week and we found it just as easy as using the ezibleed kit. But seriously, don't bother ordering it from ebay, our local place had the tube with a one way valve for 99p i think it was, fair enough it was just a small tube with a slice towards the end, but it worked.

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    Halfords sell the Gunson Eezibleed. you can do the job yourself with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRIM View Post
    Halfords sell the Gunson Eezibleed. you can do the job yourself with it.

    that appeals to me, I know it costs more but hey ho.

    If am just getting any excess air out it should not take long should it?

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    Or just paint them on the car

    White is the new Black

    FARMYARD TUNING

    LEH IS THE FUTURE

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo76 View Post
    that appeals to me, I know it costs more but hey ho.

    If am just getting any excess air out it should not take long should it?
    Takes no time, their really easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRI-T Keithy View Post
    Or just paint them on the car
    I was thinking of doing that but at least I can give them a good spray off the car and not worry about spraying the car in error.

    Quote Originally Posted by GRIM View Post
    Takes no time, their really easy to use.
    might have to get that kit, the other option is this

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=380133863818

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