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    In what order do you bleed the brakes?

    In terms of, driver front, passenger front, passenger rear, and driver rear, in what order should you go for bleeding the brakes?

    Thanks!

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    Right Rear
    Left Front
    Left Rear
    Right Front

    page BR-7, FSM

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    Where right is passenger and left is driver.

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    my fsm from my 92, says opposite for some weird reason. left rear/right front/right rear/left front. normally rule of thumb is start from the furthest brake from the MC. I guess it's from the different abs system used throughout the years.

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    what do you mean by "bleeding" the brakes?

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    Replacing old brake fluid with new brake fluid and getting any air pockets out of the brake lines.

    Can anyone confirm for the 00+ what the order is?

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    They changed the ABS system in 93.

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    So for everything after that, P10's and P11's included, the ABS system and all other brake related stuff is the same, minus the rotors, calipurs and whatnot that take part in the P11 brake upgrade for P10's, and so the bleeding order is the same, passenger rear, drive front, driver rear, passenger front?

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    Right Rear, Left Front, Left Rear, Right Front

    2000 FSM BR-8

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    Thanks!

    Yay, soon no more mushy, quickly fading, questionable brakes...

    Then again it's been a good kick in the ass for a reminder of driving. Knowing my brakes are a little mushy, knowing they won't last as long as they could until they fade really helped me remember how to brake the least possible and carry speed through turns...

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    P10 & P11 Brake Bleeding Order is Different

    According to the FSM's, there is a difference between P10 & P11's.

    Here's a scan from the P10 (93.5) FSM


    And here's scan from the P11 (2001) FSM

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    What is wierd is the 94+ FSM shows Right Rear, Left Front, Left Rear, Right Front even though it is the same system as the 93.5.

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    Ugh I should bleed my brakes soon...

    But mad thanks for the postings you guys!

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    I've always done RR, LR, RF, LF in that order? I was always taught start the furthest away from the master cylinder and work your way up. You learn something new everyday! Also did know your suppose to disconnect the battery when you bleed brakes that have ABS? I wonder what for and how that works?
    How do you know if LSD or not? Like you would check any tranny. Get down there and look for a bulge.

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    so 93.5 and 99 have the same pattern when bleeding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burubuduy View Post
    so 93.5 and 99 have the same pattern when bleeding?
    yeah. but it doesn't really matter i bled mine right front, left front, right rear, left rear. and it is very tight. but i used a caliper vacuum. ;]

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    Just to add to this thread: what's the best way to 'flush' old brake fluid? Is it easy to tell when all the old fluid is out and new fluid is in?

    I was thinking of taking my car to a HPDE and after 233k miles I'm sure the fluid could stand to be replaced.

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    Was checking the FSM for my 2000 P11 and I think I see why the bleed order is: Right rear brake -> Left front brake -> Left rear brake -> Right front brake

    on BR-9 there is a picture of the Hydraulic Circuit. I looks like RR & LF are on one and LR & RF are on the other. Seeing it that way, then the order makes sense now.

    Just thought I'd post for the next person to find this thread.


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    So what about a 96? what order should that go?

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    Noob question, but this is only on a need-to-do basis right? Or for people who autocross or do a lot of heavy breaking? Ive never done this as its just a DD, but is it something I should seriously think about doing?

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