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      07-26-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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HELP with M Performance Brake kit!

So, I've installed the full BBK and when I began to bleed the lines, I couldn't get the air bubbles to cease via the old school one person in the car one person at the bleeder bolt method. At this point, the brakes aren't engaging at all and there is essentially no pressure. Is it essential I use the Motiv pressure bleeder? What am I missing? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated getting these things bled. I really don't want to have to take this to the dealer.
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Which brake caliper did you start with? Guessin you got plenty of fluid in reservoir?
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Guessin you got plenty of fluid in reservoir?
^This.

The method that always have worked for me is the gravity bleeding:
- No one in the car
- Sufficient brake fluid in the reservoir
- Remove the reservoir's cap
- On the first wheel, open the bleeder and let the air exit until only fluid comes out
- Proceed to next wheel
- Add brake fluid when necessary
- When completed, replace reservoir's cap
- Get into the car, and press on the brake pedal to have the pads touching the disks

Do not touch the brake pedal until all four corners are done.
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Which brake caliper did you start with? Guessin you got plenty of fluid in reservoir?
Back right, but I'll try to gravity bleed and see what happens. Any other tips?
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Back right, but I'll try to gravity bleed and see what happens. Any other tips?
Take it to the dealer. There is coding that goes along with this and they have to activate the DSC module in order to get rid of all the air.
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Take it to the dealer. There is coding that goes along with this and they have to activate the DSC module in order to get rid of all the air.
I figured I'd have to bite the bullet and have it towed to the dealer. I guess there is no more DIY with cars these days.
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I figured I'd have to bite the bullet and have it towed to the dealer. I guess there is no more DIY with cars these days.

Nope to do the BBK you have to have it coded.
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I figured I'd have to bite the bullet and have it towed to the dealer. I guess there is no more DIY with cars these days.
Not True! You could install the suspension, LSD, wheels, interior bits etc yourself. Just not anything that requires coding
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Full flush using SRF here with Motive pressure bleeder and no coding. Started furthest position away, pass rear, driver rear, pass front then driver.
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