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Offline BlnLs1/rx7

Bleeder valves
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:01:53 PM »
On my 1987 FC there are 2 bleeder valves on the rear calipers.Which one is used when bleeding the brake lines?

Offline jwvand02

Re: Bleeder valves
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 05:55:22 PM »
I'm pretty sure you shouldn't have two valves, but since air goes up you would always use whichever one is higher.

Offline BlnLs1/rx7

Re: Bleeder valves
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 06:08:58 PM »
Thanks-I might take a picture later and put it in this thread.

Offline BlnLs1/rx7

Re: Bleeder valves
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 07:20:44 PM »
Here is what I was able to find out.The rear brake calipers have 2 bleeder valves each. Use the upper valve if only the hose has been disconnected or the brake fluid is being replaced. Use the bottom valve if the caliper has been overhauled or removed from the vehicle.

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Re: Bleeder valves
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 07:44:34 PM »
Yep, that's what they're for.
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Re: Bleeder valves
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 10:08:20 PM »
Correct.
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Offline jwvand02

Re: Bleeder valves
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 10:45:24 AM »
Correct.
Learned something new today! Is this common?

Offline BlnLs1/rx7

Re: Bleeder valves
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 07:43:47 PM »

Offline Cobranut

Re: Bleeder valves
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 07:40:32 AM »
It's usually done so that the same caliper can be used on either side.
Many Wildwood calipers have 4 bleeders.
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