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Terminology - Brake Flush and Brake Bleeding

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' at netrider.net.au started by ebf00, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Question for everyone. I see these two terms used interchangably, but from my previous knowledge they're actually different things.

    A brake flush is essentially putting new fluid into your system while draining the old fluid out.

    Brake bleeding is when you've got air in your system - either because you're replacing the brake lines or similar, or you stuffed up your flush (tee hee) and have gotten air trapped in the lines.

    Am I correct?
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  2. Yes.
  3. Pretty much, but a properly performed flush will also bleed the system so there's some overlap.
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  4. "flushing" completely changes the fluid.. like flushing toilet..
    "bleeding" just lets out a bit of fluid... like when you cut yourself....