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    Quote Originally Posted by DzlToy View Post
    so with two wheel cylinders per wheel on four wheels how do you magically bleed the drakes with one brake bleeder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugslyyy View Post
    Getting a really good system bleed (including the abs side)
    Be it a good or a bad thing, the FGs in Australia do not have ABS.
    I must admit... even if I stand on my brakes, getting the wheels to lock up on the road is definitely a challenge (and I don't have a box on the back of my truck yet). I guess that locking the wheels on a dirt road would be easier. but I have not really tested that.

    So far I have only done a maintenance bleed of my brake system, replacing old fluid for new, but I have not experienced any issues doing this manually. I should add, I did not do the bleed by myself; I had the missus pumping the brake pedal and monitoring the fluid level in the tank while I was under the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiFreak View Post
    Be it a good or a bad thing, the FGs in Australia do not have ABS.
    I must admit... even if I stand on my brakes, getting the wheels to lock up on the road is definitely a challenge (and I don't have a box on the back of my truck yet). I guess that locking the wheels on a dirt road would be easier. but I have not really tested that.

    So far I have only done a maintenance bleed of my brake system, replacing old fluid for new, but I have not experienced any issues doing this manually. I should add, I did not do the bleed by myself; I had the missus pumping the brake pedal and monitoring the fluid level in the tank while I was under the truck.
    Bleeding the non-ABS parts of the system is straightforward, it's bleeding the separate ABS system that is the PITA. Maybe having a MUT-III makes it easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DzlToy View Post
    Sure, it allows you to do a one person bleed, I get that. However, I still don't see how that gets you past the ABS block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amesz00 View Post
    Bit of a follow up on this. As I said in the previous post, I rang around a bunch of brake places in Perth to ask about it, inc getting different compound shoes, and was told by all that there's no such thing.
    Leading me to think that a custom disc conv was going to be the way out.
    My mechanic friend spoke to his brake supplier, and was apparently told that they sell a shoe compound for the jap trucks with crap brakes, that is allegedly a fair bit more 'bitey'..
    So I have a set of these to try out, hoping to get them fitted this
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    Fingers crossed.
    Did you ever get these fitted? Any improvement?

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    Unfortunately they're still sitting in my car,awaiting a good time to do them. For the last couple months every single weekend has been pouring rain here, and I don't have an undercover area to work on it.. ugh. Should be clearing from now so hopefully soon.

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    Ooh! Rain sounds good. We're like 57 days without a drop here in the other WA. At least the smoke from forest fires in B.C. is starting to clear. We had air quality worse than Beijing for a couple of weeks. August 4th at 10:40 am -
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    Little bit of rain here in BC today but still a pretty bad situation.

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