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Old 02-21-07, 04:17 PM
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in your opinions, what is the best method to bleed my brake and clutch hydraulic systems. Braking system is stock 1984 GSL 4 wheel disc with no modifications besides hawk black's. clutch system is stock but will receive a RB clutch shortly. what is the best way to get a very firm brake pedal and clutch pedal? best fluid? thx for your input
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Old 02-21-07, 07:38 PM
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do a search on brake fluid in this forum, it has been discussed ad. nauseum.

what's your application? auto-x? light track? heavy track? do you have brake ducts?

a good bleed is the best way to get a firm pedal. bleed rears and then fronts. use one person pumping the pedal and one working the caliper. make sure that you keep the reservoir topped off as you bleed, so that you don't suck air. repeat for the clutch slave cylinder.

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Best fluid for the money is Ford HD. Do the right rear first, left rear, right front, then the left front.
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i do club racing, we do short and long tracks with session lengths usually less than an hour. brake ducts are allowed but i dont have 'em. my brakes were super strong and didn't fade during my last race but im doing a rebuild. i have not killed any rotors yet... miraculous
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i do club racing, we do short and semi-long racetracks with generally short sessions. (practice, 20 min qualifying, race of like 20 laps?) the brakes are not ducted, it is allowed i just haven't figured out a way to do it and they haven't boiled the fluid, etc. they were super strong and didn't fade either raceday at motorsports park hastings in october, which was pretty twisty. do i need ducts badly? it hasn't cracked rotors yet. when i am bleeding, what is the proper method? i understand the order but what is the best method? currently i have an assistant pump the brake pedal 5-6 times and hold it, then i release the bleed screw for as long as i feel like, then tighten it, then tell them to release the pedal, while making sure the fluid doesn't get low like you said is this good or bad? thanks for the input!
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