Originally Posted by Guapotaco
I've done mine a few times and it never has a stiff pedal feel afterward, anybody know if these systems need to be pressure bleed?
Pretty much how I bleed my brakes is...
1. I set a bottle of brake fluid on top of the MC like a arrowhead bottle sits on its water cooler.
~This way the MC will always have a constant supply of fluid. Sounds crazy but it works really good. Make sure you wipe up all spills asap because brake fluid eats paint.
2. Then for a flush I will open the bleeder (one wheel at a time) and have my helper pump untill I see clear fluid at each wheel.
~Always checking my bottle still has fluid. A piece of $.99 black vacuum tubing helps direct the flow from a bleeder into a jar.
3. Then I have my helper pump the brakes until the pedal feels firm. While they hold the pedal down I will open and close the bleeder quickly. Long enough to let some air/fluid out but not long enough to let the pedal bottom out.
Repeat as many times as needed untill no bubbles squirt out.
~Keep the end of the vacuum tube submerged in the jar. This way you will be able to tell whether or not air is still in the system(you will be able to see the bubbles floating to the surface of the fluid). This also helps keep air from getting sucked back into the system as well.
Start with the back drums then work your way to the front right and end with the front left.
Another thing that affects pedal travel (something that can be translated into a "spongy" feeling)is the adjustment of the rear drums.
BTW: This is just how I was taught and it works for me. If you were to ask how to bleed your brakes I am sure you will get similar answers with many variables.