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Brake bleeding 2 weeks 2 days ago #15866

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Some recent dialogue about bleeding brakes prompts a concern which hasn't been mentioned. Dust-caps should always be installed to prevent dirt and debris from getting into the open end of the nipple. Any dirt around or in these bleeders can potentially enter the caliper causing leaks, so make certain they are clean before proceeding!
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Brake bleeding 2 weeks 2 days ago #15878

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Totally agree with you Scotch. One could say bleeding brakes in reverse flow is an abnormal maintenance activity, although necessary. If there was an crud in the bleeder fitting, it would get pushed into the brake system and that's not good. Best to keep those rubber caps in place and replace them when they get soft and oversized.
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