The system probably contains about 500ml so a 500 ml bottle doesn't leave much room for error, spillage, or one corner being a bit of a ******* for some reason. A litre will give you fluid to spare to top up when your new pads wear down.
As long as none of the nipples are seized, bleeding brakes isn't rocket science. All you need is a willing assistant to press the brake pedal.
Get all the fluid you can out of the reservoir with a syringe and fill with clean fluid.
Give each nipple a good wire brushing then a squirt of plusgas/WD40.
Starting at the corner furthest away from the master cylinder, get a rubber tube that's a snug fit over the nipple and run it into a jar or bottle. Undo the nipple 1/4 to 1/2 a turn and get your assistant to slowly push the pedal down. Nip up the nipple then get them to release the pedal. Repeat that until clean bubble-free fluid is coming out.
Do the same thing on the other three corners. Once all four are done, top up the reservoir, put the lid on, and tell your wife how heroic you are.
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Last edited by keithyboy; 30-07-13 at 12:51.