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Chevy Silverado
VW Beetle Type 1

You did a brake job on 67 beetle and can not bleed them yes?

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July 26, 2008 4:27AM

Get John Muirs -"How to keep your Volkswagen alive, A manual for the Compleat Idiot" and Bentleys "workshop manual". They have a huge amount of info, John Muir is a "real world" work-book and the Bently Manual is the VW "Official Workshop Manual" . If you did NOT take the brake lines off or take apart the slave cylinders then you don't have to bleed the brakes. You really should bleed them any way if its been a few years as brake fluid will absorb moisture over the years and can rust the metal lines from the inside and clog the passages. You will be surprised how much GUNK comes out. Just don't let the Reservoir run dry when doing it. You have to bleed them on ANY vehicle if you open the lines for any reason. That also means if your reservoir went dry too. Air compress's, Fluid doesn't. Bleed the farthest one away from the master cylinder and work your way to the shortest. Rear wheels first then the front.