Originally Posted by Chris
The exact same post I was planning Tee-O!
So armed with 1 litre of dot 5.1, I know that its good practice to start with the wheel furthest from the resevoir and then move closer, so any guesses on which rear to go for first. I assume the o/s rear (drivers-side rear on a RHD car) but just checking before I start...
I'd say so Chris...the reservoir on a RHD car is, I think in front of the passenger side, so in the order of rear right, rear left, front right & front left.
I plan to have a helper to pump the pedal for me, so I'm gonna do it like this...
Press pedal a few times before starting. Open reservoir and put in new fluid. Then with the pedal pressed, open the rear right bleed nipple and get assistant to press pedal to floor and hold there. Close bleed nipple and top up reservoir and get pedal raised and push again and open bleed nipple. With pedal on floor again, close nipple and repeat until new fluid comes through...I'm guessing about 3-4 pedal presses. I think timing is critical so as not to have bleed nipple open when the pedal is being lifted.
Repeat for other 3 corners.
If anybody has a better method, scrawl it down for me.
Also replacing rear pads...heard somewhere when pushing in the rear pistons to fit new pads, the pistons need to be rotated and pushed at same time....Is this true? And which way to rotate? (CW or Anti?)