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Old 08-25-2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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Brake and Line Lock Question

I am getting ready to install a SJM line lock. I know you have to bleed the brakes after install. I am going to remove to calipers and strip them down and have them powder coated. I am also going to install a set of HAWK yellow brake pads because I have black ZL1 wheels and the brake dust is awful. My question is should I bleed the brakes before removing the calipers after installing the line lock? Never have done any brake work before but will have a buddy helping me. Any advise on doing this?
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:39 PM   #2
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I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. Is this a two step project? Will you be driving the car between each installation? If so, you will need to bleed after you install the line lock. And you will need to bleed again, after you reinstall the calipers. If you are installing the line lock and calipers at the same time, just bleed it once when it's all done.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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Car will be sitting waiting to get the Calipers back.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:59 PM   #4
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Then wait until the calipers are installed to bleed the system. You said you aren't familiar with brake work... rest assured, bleeding is pretty simple. You are just flushing air out of the system.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:02 PM   #5
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Should I buy something to do it or gravity bleed it? Also dont want to get brake fluid on my freshly powder coated calipers.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:26 AM   #6
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KyWildcats, you can purchase a brake bleed bottle from your local parts store and use that to do both gravity bleed and pressure bleed the system. You can build one relatively easy as well. Just do a Google search.

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Old 08-26-2015, 12:59 PM   #7
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Should I buy something to do it or gravity bleed it? Also dont want to get brake fluid on my freshly powder coated calipers.

I bought a Motive Power Bleeder system. It uses compressed air to force fluid through the lines and makes it possible to bleed the system without a second person pumping the brakes. It works well, but I don't fill the bottle with fluid. I make sure to keep the car's reservoir full and just use air pressure from the bottle. I got it pretty cheap off of Amazon. Try to get one with a metal cap.

http://www.motiveproducts.com/

If you are worried about fluid on the calipers, either buy a specially made bleeding bottle, or get about 3 feet of rubber tube and run it from the nipple to a catch can. As soon as you finish, use water to rinse off the caliper. You should have no problems.

And then there is always gravity bleeding. Never tried it myself, so don't know how it works.
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