You can siphon the master cylinder, and you will end up with new fluid up there and but still the old and gunky fluid in the line all the way to the calipers.
Brake bleeding is not hard at all. Just follow this simple instruction.
BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM: HYDRAULIC SYSTEM BLEEDING
CAUTION: DO NOT spill brake fluid on painted surfaces. To avoid paint damage, immediately clean any spilled brake fluid with a clean cloth and clear water.
1. Purchase a brake bleeder kit such as this one
and follow the assembly instruction
2. Raise entire vehicle and remove all wheels.
3. Fill master cylinder with clean brake fluid. Fluid should meet DOT 3 or DOT 4 specifications, such as
4. Locate your caliper bleeder valve (circled)
5. Attach the bleeder hose from the bleeding kit onto the bleeder valve. Loosen the valve. Make sure you use brake bleeder wrench, not regular wrench. Regular wrench may round off the bleeder valve. Such as this one
6. Bleed brake calipers in following sequence: Left Front, Right Front, Right Rear, Left Rear until you see clear fluid coming out from the caliper and into the bottle. Make sure you keep the master cylinder filled above the refill line. If you don't, you have to re-bleed the entire system as you allow air get into the system.
Thursday, December 25th, 2008 AT 6:01 PM