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Brake Bleeding Order
« on: March 20, 2020, 02:17:59 PM »


Mick’s Garage video.

Is this the correct order to bleed - Front O/S, Front N/S, Rear O/S, Rear N/S?

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Re: Brake Bleeding Order
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 06:25:14 PM »
Never noticed any difference following an order personally, but what does help is cycling the ABS pump whilst bleeding.  This is why I just pay VW £49 every 2 years to do it as they that and use decent fluid.  I can't match a dealer bleed for pedal feel personally, even with a proper DIY bleeding kit.  Just putting that out there  :smiley:

Don't forget the clutch if it's a manual also.



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Re: Brake Bleeding Order
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 09:02:06 PM »
I've seen that video -annoyingly they don't expand on why they say it's the front Left wheel.

Interestingly, Haynes says bleed order for RHD cars is:
RH Front
LH Front
RH Rear
LH Rear

For LHD cars they just flip the order L to R

Normally I would have started with the furthest away wheel -taking into account the Master cylinder and ABS pump location - so Rear Right.

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Re: Brake Bleeding Order
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 09:28:25 PM »
Never noticed any difference following an order personally, but what does help is cycling the ABS pump whilst bleeding.  This is why I just pay VW £49 every 2 years to do it as they that and use decent fluid.  I can't match a dealer bleed for pedal feel personally, even with a proper DIY bleeding kit.  Just putting that out there  :smiley:

Don't forget the clutch if it's a manual also.

Have to agree with your comments on getting a dealer to do them.

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Re: Brake Bleeding Order
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 11:59:40 AM »
By the time you've bought fluid and a bleeder kit, you're not far off their very reasonable price anyway tbh.  It should be done every 2 years according to VW, to prevent corrosion from hygroscopic water ingress.  I just get them to do it every 2nd MOT  :happy2:


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Re: Brake Bleeding Order
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 12:27:10 PM »
Brake bleeding is a complete pain in the c***.  :grin:

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Re: Brake Bleeding Order
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 01:36:16 PM »
Never noticed any difference following an order personally, but what does help is cycling the ABS pump whilst bleeding.  This is why I just pay VW £49 every 2 years to do it as they that and use decent fluid.  I can't match a dealer bleed for pedal feel personally, even with a proper DIY bleeding kit.  Just putting that out there  :smiley:

Don't forget the clutch if it's a manual also.

£49, is that mates rates at your local VW?

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Re: Brake Bleeding Order
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 04:07:01 PM »
Never noticed any difference following an order personally, but what does help is cycling the ABS pump whilst bleeding.  This is why I just pay VW £49 every 2 years to do it as they that and use decent fluid.  I can't match a dealer bleed for pedal feel personally, even with a proper DIY bleeding kit.  Just putting that out there  :smiley:

Don't forget the clutch if it's a manual also.

£49, is that mates rates at your local VW?
Can be £39 if they have an offer on,that's what I paid.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 04:09:47 PM by coolhandluke »

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Re: Brake Bleeding Order
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2020, 07:33:35 PM »
Ok I'll have a look but think it's £69 at my local one.