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  1. Madalicesdad

    Madalicesdad Active Member

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    I want to change the brake fluid on my Zafira 2.0 DTI. The Haynes manual suggests it's easy, but I've given up trusting them - most of the work seems to have been done on an Astra and readacross forgetting the subtleties like the Zafira scuttle panel prevents easy access to the back of the engine. Is it as simple as connecting an Easybleed to the reservoir positioned under the scuttle, (above the driver's feet) and then going around each wheel in turn until fresh fluid comes out of the nipple, or is there something else to do as well (eg ABS pump)?
    Any clues how much fluid a change will use?
    Mike
     
  2. Boroboy

    Boroboy Well-Known Member

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    I bled my brakes using dot 4 on my Astra H a few weeks ago.
    Kept reservoir topped up, bled all 4 corner brake nipples. Also bled clutch brake nipple. Just bled that naturally. Without pressing clutch pedal down. If same on Zaf? Located left hand side of battery as you look into engine bay. Think front brake nipple 9mm (odd size), rear 11m I think. That's on the H.
     
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    Boroboy Well-Known Member

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    I used less than 2ltrs of dot4.
     
  4. anth1718

    anth1718 VxON Club Member VxON Club Member

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    keep the resivor topped up with brake fluid don't let it go below the minimum i use the two man method. i would advice spraying the bleed nipples with wd40 there a bugger to undo and easy snapped
     
  5. nickymadd63

    nickymadd63 VxON Club Member VxON Club Member

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    might want to draw the old fluid out of the reservoir before putting new fluid in, will help to change the fluid quickly, use a suringe and if you spill fluid would wash off as it can lift paint. would start at the the bleed nipple as far away from the reservoir and work to the front.
     
  6. rick45

    rick45 Well-Known Member

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    i use the easybleed but i vacuum them instead of blowing them, start at the rear n/s then rear o/s then the front n/s then front o/s then the clutch slave.
     
  7. Ciano

    Ciano Active Member

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    I recently used easybleed on 2001 z16xe. Connect spare tyre up as per instructions. Made sure all nipples would crack open. then starting from the back did each one in turn. Worked fine. Did not attempt clutch as it felt nipple might shear or break. sprayed it with wd40 and will attempt it again soon. Easybleed takes less than an hour to do all 4 brakes. Used about 3/4 of a litre of dot 4 fluid. back nipples were 9mm front nipples 11mm and clutch 9mm
     
  8. Boroboy

    Boroboy Well-Known Member

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    I found that the clutch bleed nipple had to be really loosened off until any fluid came out (not comp off). Unlike brake nipples, quarter of a turn.
     
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    Will bear that in mind try the clutch bleed this weekend, cheers
     

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