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    Sorry to bother everyone, but I left home without my Haynes manual, and have to bleed the brakes (replacing the brake fluid) on my 1996 XTdt 306. No antilock anything.
    I know the manual gave a proper sequence, but I've forgotten it.
    Can anyone tell me what it is?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimP View Post
    Sorry to bother everyone, but I left home without my Haynes manual, and have to bleed the brakes (replacing the brake fluid) on my 1996 XTdt 306. No antilock anything.
    I know the manual gave a proper sequence, but I've forgotten it.
    Can anyone tell me what it is?
    Thanks in advance.
    Start at the furthest wheel from the master cylinder and move progressively to the closest.

    You will need to check out the brake plumbing distances.

    In my experience it doesn't matter that much anyway, the wrong order just means a few more bleeding cycles.

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    Thanks Robmac,
    I'll give it a go!
    Regards.

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    The Haynes manual suggests that for non-ABS models:
    1. left hand rear
    2. right hand front
    3. right hand rear
    4. left hand front

    I would have suggested as robmac has, starting furthest from the master cylinder.
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    Thanks SLC206,
    I thought it suggested a funny sequence that I couldn't remember. Now I'll try to decide whether I'll go the logical furthest to closest route, or do what the manual says!
    Regards.

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    Make sure to suck out as much of the old fluid out of the master cylinder container and replenish with fresh fluid prior to bleeding.

    I normally do the rear brakes first regardles of the car. You'll need at least 8 pumps for the fresh fluid to reach each of the rears.

    With ABS its a good idea to activate the system after bleeding. It should work at just above 10 kmh so a couple of activations on a quiet road will suffice.

    Clean and check all bleed nipples carefully after you finish.

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    the rear suspension has to have weight on it to let the fluid through the compensating valve ,that cuts braking on the rear end as the back of the car rises PUGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugwash View Post
    the rear suspension has to have weight on it to let the fluid through the compensating valve ,that cuts braking on the rear end as the back of the car rises PUGS
    Not an issue on 306's

    Gil

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