View Full Version : bleed brakes, what line first?

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

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
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

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.

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

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)