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Old 05-24-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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Brake bleed kit?

Any that use positive pressure and you just keep it topped off and open each tap? Not liking the hand pump vacuum type. Too much vac loss.

What's a good source for the blue dot 4?

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Old 05-24-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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Nope no more ATE Blue since it has been banned by the DOT
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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So what color changes show up best to know you got it all?
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:31 AM   #4
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how hard do you drive your car? if hard, then just bleed frequently (easy with the power bleeder) and don't worry about flushing. again, if you drive hard then think about motul rbf600 - you'll have to look hard to find someone with anything bad to say about the stuff.
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Any that use positive pressure and you just keep it topped off and open each tap? Not liking the hand pump vacuum type. Too much vac loss.

What's a good source for the blue dot 4?
Try this site for Super Blue. I picked some up for my "Racing" vehicle.

ogracing. com/ate-super-blue-brake-fluid'

I also used the Motive pressure bleeder when I did mine. So easy, even I could do it.
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It's not that straightforward when using amber and blue.
The colors will mix and you will see "50 shades of green" ;-)
At a certain point you need to let you gut feeling decide when the green is blue enough
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Spring for the "black" adapter, it is a few $$$ more but you get a longer hose and a swivel, and the cap is metal and not plastic. I have the plastic and wish I had sprung for the upgraded one.
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This one:

Pelican Parts.com - Black Label European Power Bleeder Kit

I have this unit and it's about the best thing ever.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #9
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So I need Boxster buddy help....

Bought the type that uses the air compressor to create a vac that drops fluid into a resivouir.

Worked great. Pulled a lot of dirty fluid through. Kept res full, always closed bleeder before stopping suction.

Now pedal drops 2/3 way down then starts some braking. Second pump works great and solid. At a red light it does not drop pressure. Once moving, it needs that second pump each time.

Also had front rotors turned.

Ideas??
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So I need Boxster buddy help....

Bought the type that uses the air compressor to create a vac that drops fluid into a resivouir.

Worked great. Pulled a lot of dirty fluid through. Kept res full, always closed bleeder before stopping suction.

Now pedal drops 2/3 way down then starts some braking. Second pump works great and solid. At a red light it does not drop pressure. Once moving, it needs that second pump each time.

Also had front rotors turned.

Ideas??
You managed to get air in the system, go back to start
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and if it has migrated into the abs then you may need your durametric to activate the abs valves to get all the air out. I changed my brake lines to stainless and didn't bleed them right away; the air got into the abs and I got some funny behavior as a result, until I figured it out and got all the air out.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:50 PM   #12
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Dang. I was being really careful too.

With each opening of the bleeder I could see the fluid level in the resivouir drop as fluid came out slowly.

No haveum Durametric. Just drove 8 miles from my shop.

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