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bleed brakes, what line first?

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  • bleed brakes, what line first?

    I assume one bleeds the longest brake line first on Studebakers. All opinions( answers) are welcome.

  • #2
    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
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"


    • #3
      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.


      • #4
        I agree with Rockne 10's procedure.


        • #5
          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)
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer