For her vehicle, bleeding the brakes lines is a 2 person job. For the first time in human history, she has relented to my plea of assistance to help me work on her vehicle brakes. Women have it hard in any relationship, they are the backbone of a successful one. Men however have it the worst when it comes to maintaining a woman's vehicle.
Step 1: Getting the Bleed Sequence Right.
Therefore for her right hand drive vehicle it is, RL FR RR FL.
I didn't bother removing the tires. When dealing with a reluctant assistant, time is of the essence!
Step 2: Topping Up the Brake Reservoir.
A fresh bottle of dot3 fluid was used. Never reuse an open bottle. This is why it is better to buy smaller bottles than large ones.
For this job I used an entire 250ml bottle.
Step 3: Accessing the Rear Bleed Screws.
Step 4: Accessing the Front Bleed Screws.
Step 5: The Actual Bleeding.
It is important to monitor the level in the reservoir. I repeatedly top up after each brake line.
Step 6: Testing!
With the engine running, the brake pedal is pumped several times, the fluid level checked and the car put into reverse or drive. My wife was shocked at how firm the brakes stopped the vehicle.
A short test drive in the neighborhood is recommended to really test the refreshed brake system.
Job successful done and no more yapping about soft brakes.