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curt
08-21-2006, 09:50 PM
I assume one bleeds the longest brake line first on Studebakers. All opinions( answers) are welcome.

rockne10
08-21-2006, 10:07 PM
I've always bled the furthest from master first. And, when I'm done, I go around again.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
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previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

mapman
08-22-2006, 01:01 AM
Always start at the bleeder valve nearest the master cylinder so you don't push air into a line that has already been bled. most cars go LF, RF, LR, RR. I understand that the hillholder also has a bleed screw in it if you have one. If you use a hose connected to the bleeder on each wheel and dipped in a jar of clean brake fluid you can watch as you push the air out and not risk getting air drawn back into the bleeder. Make sure you keep the master cylinder topped off so you don't push air in.
Rob

Blue 15G
08-22-2006, 07:24 AM
I agree with Rockne 10's procedure.

studegary
08-23-2006, 09:12 PM
Furthest to nearest wheel cylinders and then Hill Holder and power brake booster (if applicable).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY
1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)