The importance of Bench Bleeding:
When working on your vehicle’s brakes, it is important to remember to bench bleed the master cylinder. This will ensure that there are no air bubbles in the system, which could cause problems down the road. Bench bleeding is a simple process, and only takes a few minutes to complete.
If you are working on a disc brake kit for a VW bug, you will need to use the following procedure to properly bench bleed the master cylinder.
1. Remove the master cylinder from the vehicle and place it on a workbench.
2. Remove the reservoir cap and fill the reservoir with fresh brake fluid.
3. Locate the bleeder screws on the side of the master cylinder.
4. Using a bleeder kit, open the bleeder screw and allow the fluid to flow out until it is free of air bubbles.
5. Close the bleeder screw and repeat this step for the other side of the master cylinder.
6. Once both sides have been bled, replace the reservoir cap and clean up any spilled brake fluid.
7. Reinstall the master cylinder on the vehicle and bleed the brakes according to manufacturer’s instructions.
By following this procedure, you can be sure that your disc brake kit will be working properly and safely. Bench bleeding is an important part of maintaining your vehicle’s brakes, so don’t skip this step!