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    Flushing Brake System

    Hey guys. I'm nearing 30 thousand miles on car and I ordered everything that I would need to do the service myself. I will be flushing the old brake fluid from the system with ATE Super Blue. I remember reading that there is a particular sequence to properly bleed the system. I have the service manual for 08 model year and couldn't find the proper sequence. If you guys can tell me the proper bleeding sequence it would be of great help.
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    I just reread the manual. It notes: "Perform brake fluid replacement starting in the order from farthest wheel cylinder to master cylinder".

    So I'm guessing the order is passenger rear, driver rear, passenger front, and driver front. Does this sound correct?
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    This is the proper order. PF -> DR -> DF -> PR. Good luck. Make sure the person pushing the pedal knows how to do it properly. A lot of people get impatient and let their foot off the pedal when it should be on. I got speed bleeders to eliminate this issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oguitar View Post
    This is the proper order. PF -> DR -> DF -> PR. Good luck. Make sure the person pushing the pedal knows how to do it properly. A lot of people get impatient and let their foot off the pedal when it should be on. I got speed bleeders to eliminate this issue.

    Thanks for the help! Yeah I got myself a "Motive Power Bleeder 0107" to make it a one man job. Like you said I also don't trust people to pump the pedal correctly. So I'm eliminating that variable.
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    Seconded on the proper order. PF--DR seemed counterintuitive but it's how I did mine too!
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