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Do I need to put some block under the pedal when bleeding the brake?

Hello,

After changing the brake pad, I need to bleed the brake fluid.

When I press the pedal with foot, should I insert some block under the pedal so that it doesn't go all the way to the floor?

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No when you bleed the brakes there needs to be pressure on the brake pedal, open the bleed screw, allow the brake pedal to go all the way to the floor, close the screw, pump up brakes and do it again, until all the air is out of the system.

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Yes, that would save your master cylinder. The block should allow the pedal to go no further than you can push it normally.
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Why are you bleeding the brakes when you just changed the pads. you only do that if you open the hydraulic system up. If you just want to firm up the brakes before you start the engine press the padel a few time so the pads make contact with the rotor.
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Yes, that would save your master cylinder. The block should allow the pedal to go no further than you can push it normally.
Oopss, I stand corrected...although I've never done it.....

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