Brake Bleeding?

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  1. rayzazoo

    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have a good procedure (pictures too) of brake bleeding the cat with one of the pump devices. Possibly be used as a Hellcat.org Wiki
     
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    why do you need to bleed the brakes?
     
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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    Primarily for switching to a higher DOT fluid for track days.

    I was thinking a DIY similar to if someone did their own oil changes.
     
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    I don't have a writeup but if you're doing it by yourself I highly recommend the Motive Power Bleeder. I've tried Russell Speed Bleeders on previous cars but have seen several leaks.
     
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    I just ordered the Mopar specific motive bleeder, looking forward to using it this weekend to swap the old fluid for Castrol SRF I got, I'll post some pictures,
    I'm most concerned with the clutch being combined in the same reservoir, we'll see how the 15 psi required treats the hokey squeeze clamps holding the clutch return hose to the reservoir.
    I also didn't spring for the billet aluminum motive master cylinder adaptor, I got the standard plastic one they sell, if it leaks I'm going to Yelp that thing with a vengeance.
     
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    It should work fine. I've used it a couple of times on the Challenger.
     
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    Tomorrow is my day for brake upgrades and brake fluid change on my car any information on how the ABS system works during a break fluid flush would be appreciated
    The main question about ABS is will old brake fluid remain in the ABS system even during a flush if you don't operate the ABS via a tuner or laptop?
     
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    Using the brakes constantly as on a road course will cause dot 3 brake fluid to boil when brakes get really hot the air created can cause bubbles in your brake lines
    It is preventative maintenance to bleed your breaks frequently when tracking a car.
    I am switching to Castrol SRF brake fluid dot 4. Hopefully my car will maintain a consistent pedal feel even when the brakes get hot
    I am also switching to power stop track day pads they were the only race type pad I could get in time to go to Oregon raceway park next weekend.
     
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    The service manual does say to use a Witech to bleed the ABS module. I have never been concerned with it before.
     
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    carcass SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    where can I get a copy of this service manual?
     
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    I have access online through some connections. I'm not sure if it's available to the general public.
     
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