Xantia brake bleeding sequence ?
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    Default Xantia brake bleeding sequence ?

    I have just had my local brake specialist overhaul the front callipers using an overhaul kit on my '96 series 1 Xantia VSX.
    There is now what seems like a 1/2Hr delay in brake applications, & I suspect air in the system.
    Does anyone know the correct bleeding sequence for my car please ?

    Thanks, Richard

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    Crack the bleed screw .... have someone hold the pedal down Surely they didn't let the car leave the premises with air in the brakes There the easiest car ever made to bleed!

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    Thanks Shane, I have bled them myself in the past, working from the front to the back, but I have heard that there is a correct sequence which makes sure the anti lock circuit is clear.

    Cheers, Richard

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    Richard, I hate to ask the (ahem) bleeding obvious, but did they top up the LHM resevoir with LHM and not brake fluid.

    It does sound like air in the brake lines though/ The calipers all need to be bled, as of course the calipers are non return locations for hydraulic fluid.
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    Conveniently, I have a 1996 handbook and the instructions are apparently:
    Operate the suspension Low>High>Low>High and bleed in high position.
    Jack the vehicle with wheels hanging free. Remove wheels.
    (You don't have ELIT etc., so you can't control the ABS block, which might have helped in a workshop environment.)
    Order is: LH Front, RH Front, LH Rear, RH Rear.
    Engine running, press the brake pedal lightly or load with a 5-6kg weight.
    Bleed each wheel and finally top up with LHM.

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    Thanks David, I will use that sequence .

    I am surprised you have time for our forum problems with all the work you are doing on the D.

    Where are the pictures by the way ???

    Cheers, Richard

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