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Old 03-13-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default SS Brake lines (probably a stupid q)

I just ordered some stainless steel brake lines from Moss today. They'll go on when I put the 1.8 brake set on that I have laying around. I am keeping my current calipers, though.

My question: what order does one do the work in? As in, do I bleed the system, pull the lines, put the new ones on, and refill everything? That would mean the system would be full of air at one point.

I'm not clear on what one does when swapping brake lines.

Sorry for my ignorance.
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Listen to braieack, I just messed up my post because I dont know my left and right.
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remove in an order bleed: driver rear, pass rear, pass front, driver front.
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Dosent matter which order you put them in but you must bleed them in this order-
Pass rear
Drivers rear
Pass front
Drivers front last.

What he said^^
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Basically you want to bleed starting with the corner furthest from the master cylinder and work your way to the closest corner.
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The old rule of thumb is to start with the wheel furthest from the master cylinder and work closer, so what they said is correct.
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Should have mentioned- I understand you work from the furthest point from the Brake Master Cylinder to the closest.

My question is, what's the first step- just unhook the line and put the new one in, then bleed?

I guess, here is a basic how-to on my question: http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...ines.aspx?pg=2
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Damn, treed by Sam.
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DRIVER REAR IS FURTHEST.



this is easiest: jack up the car and remove all four wheels, replace all the lines, and then proceed to bleed.

start at driver rear, then pass rear, then pass front and driver front. put your wheels back, drop the end.
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DRIVER REAR IS FURTHEST.



this is easiest: jack up the car and remove all four wheels, replace all the lines, and then proceed to bleed.

start at driver rear, then pass rear, then pass front and driver front. put your wheels back, drop the end.
Only on ABS cars I think.
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To clarify or otherwise add confusion: The longest brake line is the one to the driver's side rear wheel on left hand drive Miata.
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To clarify or otherwise add confusion: The longest brake line is the one to the driver's side rear wheel on left hand drive Miata.
I type slower.
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Thanks guys
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DRIVER REAR IS FURTHEST.



this is easiest: jack up the car and remove all four wheels, replace all the lines, and then proceed to bleed.

start at driver rear, then pass rear, then pass front and driver front. put your wheels back, drop the end.
That's what I did, except I assumed pass rear was furthest, still bled just fine. I highly recommend getting the hand pump brake bleeding loaner tool from advance auto, so much easier than having someone pump the brake pedal.
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Only on ABS cars I think.
so for non-abs cars they decided to run an extra brake line to the driver rear straight from the master?



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man i have this strong urge to repeat all the information in this thread. I WANT TO REAL BAD.
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