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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-20-2008, 10:05 PM
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Re: Speed Bleeders for the Mazdaspeed 3

[quote author=crossbow link=topic=101281.msg2259735#msg2259735 date=1209041847]
Little tip on swapping fluids. Use a turkey baster to drain the stock fluid resevoir before starting, and then fill it with the fresh fluid. You'll go through alot less fluid when bleeding or flushing out the system.

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You should probably only remove SOME of the old fluid - if you drain it all, you have a much larger chance of air entering the system, from what I understand. Of course, I haven't done this yet, so I am just taking the information I have received from others. One thing we all know is: air in the system SUCKS!

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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-11-2017, 02:38 PM
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anyone find the clutch bleeder size ?
M10 x ?

looks like a M10 x1.0 standard size vs short on the calipers??

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post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 08:04 PM
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I got my hands on a stock brake bleeder screw from both the front and rear brakes on our car and measured them to be M10x1.0 and just a hair short of 1.25" long, so matching that up on Speed Bleeder Bleeding Brakes Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes Automotive Bleeder Screw Brake Bleeder I came up with part # SB1010S

Just ordered 4 tonight off ebay for 33 shipped, I will update this when I have them installed to confirm they work


I would assume the same part would apply to the Mz3 as well since we share rear brake calipers.
Thanks for the part #!
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post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-08-2019, 11:21 AM
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I got my hands on a stock brake bleeder screw from both the front and rear brakes on our car and measured them to be M10x1.0 and just a hair short of 1.25" long, so matching that up on Speed Bleeder Bleeding Brakes Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes Automotive Bleeder Screw Brake Bleeder I came up with part # SB1010S
Russell Brand also sells this size in 3 lengths and for cheaper with caps included. Ive used them on another vehicle. So easy to bleed brakes with these, by yourself.



The SB1010S are 1.19 inches long. = 30.2 MM (http://store-speedbleeder-com.3dcart...eder_p_49.html)

Looks like either of the shorter units should work from Russell.
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post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-10-2019, 06:15 PM
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Russell Speed Bleeders 639630 work on Speed3 Gen 1, front and rear

Russell Speed Bleeders 639630 work on Speed3 Gen 1, front and rear

They have a larger bolt head, 12 mm instead of 10mm for the OEM units. For the front calipers you'll need a regular open 12mm wrench to turn them as a 12 socket hits the caliper hardline next to it as does a 12 mm flare nut wrench.






My right rear OEM nipple came out with damaged threads. Was hard to get out. Use some penetrant before you do this. I hadnt bled my brakes ever...140k miles.

The slave cylinder for the clutch is a 9mm. I didnt use a speed bleeder. Just the oem nipple. Youd be crazy not to flush this now while youre at it. More fluid needed to be flushed through than I had anticipated before I saw clean fluid.


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This would be a good mod for me. I'm gearing up to replace the master cylinder in my car and, as a preventative measure, am going to replace all four soft lines.

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