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Bleeding brakes after draining fluid

So I've decided to replace standard 1.6 TS front brake disks with v6 ventilated ones. Fitted calipers and new pads and put everything together. Had the time to do the right side only, leaving the left side for tomorrow. In the process, hose was left aside and most of the fluid drained from the main container so i guess air is in. Topped up the fluid and bled the right side but brake is spongy and sometimes clip gets stuck after breaking and i have to press the padle once or twice to release it.

I understand, of course, i'll have to bleed all four sides but is there any other place to bleed ? Clutch seems fine, does it need bleeding as well ?

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If its drained that much you will need to bleed the whole system starting at the furthest caliper from the fluid reservoir.(driver side rear,pass rear,driver front and pass front).
I,m not sure on the 156 but Sometimes on the 147 it needs the diagnostic system connected to cycle the abs to get rid of air.
Try doing it normally first and see how it feels.
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Thanks for the tips. I'll redo the bleeding when i fit the left side in. I was afraid there are more points to bleed than ones on each wheel.
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100% you will need Diags connected to get the air out of the ABS unit.

The clutch will need bleeding too.
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Top tip - next time clamp the flexis before you take the calipers off, makes bleeding far easier.
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