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    Posted: 25-July-2017 at 8:06AM
OK guys,

Everything brake related has been installed and ready for fluid! This is a TOTALLY NEW AND DRY system so I'm not 100% sure how to proceed. Should I fill the master and start at the RR and work my way forward or is there a certain procedure to follow to insure all air is out, proportioning valve centered and brakes nice and firm? Also bleed with engine off to bypass the power assist?

Never done a completely new system before so I thought I'd seek advise from my Torino brethren to insure I didn't screw anything up!

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Joe,
 I just gravity bleed the system(fill the Master Cylinder and open the bleed screws at each corner) until I get fluid at each corner, then close/tighten each bleeder screw. Once all the bleeders are tightened/closed, I then pressure bleed the system, starting at the farthest bleed screw from the MC and working my way toward the MC. Starting with PR then DR then PF and finishing with DF. Always keep an eye on the fluid level in both MC chambers while gravity and/or pressure bleeding the system. I find having one end of a clear piece of 3/16-1/4" hose attached to the bleeder screw exit and the other in an empty water bottle with the hose ran through the water bottle's cap helps you see when fluid is exiting the bleeder screw without having a mess on your floor or tires/frame/suspension parts & etc. Hope this helps. 


Edited by aquartlow - 25-July-2017 at 8:32AM
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Originally posted by aquartlow aquartlow wrote:

Joe,
 I just gravity bleed the system(fill the Master Cylinder and open the bleed screws at each corner) until I get fluid at each corner, then close/tighten each bleeder screw. Once all the bleeders are tightened/closed, I then pressure bleed the system, starting at the farthest bleed screw from the MC and working my way toward the MC. Starting with PR then DR then PF and finishing with DF. Always keep an eye on the fluid level in both MC chambers while gravity and/or pressure bleeding the system. I find having one end of a clear piece of 3/16-1/4" hose attached to the bleeder screw exit and the other in an empty water bottle with the hose ran through the water bottle's cap helps you see when fluid is exiting the bleeder screw without having a mess on your floor or tires/frame/suspension parts & etc. Hope this helps. 

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Pretty much what I did, except I bench bled the master cylinder before I installed.   
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