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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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I was taught to start with the furthest bleed valve when changingfluid.

Bleeding only, don't think it matters at all.

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Some abs systems do not like dirty/old fluid returning into the abs pump.
Mostly rust I suspect.
I pressure bleed clutches
Vacuum brakes
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Some abs systems do not like dirty/old fluid returning into the abs pump.
Mostly rust I suspect.
I pressure bleed clutches
Vacuum brakes
I don't think you can do those separately with the Elige platform

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I don't think you can do those separately with the Elige platform
The clutch and brake do share the same reservoir. But I think he means he pressure bleeds the clutch, removes all the associated equipment, then installs his vacuum bleeding equipment and does the brakes. Certainly possible.

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I don't quite understand why, or even what post 22 meant. Sorry.

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FWIW. I had air in my system. I bleed with pressure a few times, didn’t fix my problem. I used vacumm last time and all good.
I didn’t rotate or tap the calipers.

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That's good, and not the first time it was the answer. Even after installing new lines, I didn't have to rotate caliper. I did tap, tho. NOT in Morse Code.

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any idea on compatible software on the market or how to download the dealer software,for opening the ABS valves to bleed?

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post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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no. sorry.

Some ppl just go out and engage ABS a few times and re-bleed.

Above technique has not req'd that for me, even after I changed all 4 lines.

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Moss Emergency Line-https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...cy-line-36631/
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I retired my Elise a few years ago and have a fairly new Motive Power bleeder model 0100. $30 obo.
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