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Filling the disc brakes.

freshefreshe Posts: 63
edited July 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all,

Is filling the disc braker similar operation to bleeding - as shown in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2c6ezHY0A4. I want to replace current hose with different one. And I wonder should I drain oil from the whole system or just from hose and caliper only fit the new hose and then rebleed it as shown - which means I'll keep the oil in the reservoir.

Thanks

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    do you have Shimano M575 brakes?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • freshefreshe Posts: 63
    no I have slx m675 (2013 model) brakes
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    then the procedure will be as it is for the 675 brakes. refilling and bleeding are basically the same thing, removing air.

    How to bleed the 675 will be in the manual.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    it is quite similar but diferent.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    As nicklous says its the same to bleed as to fill. Try epic bleed kits for a cheap(ish) and simple bleed kit.
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
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