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It's quite simple really. Make sure the master cylinder is full and open the bleeder screws on the wheel cylinder.Leave the cover off the master. Leave the bleeder open until brake fluid starts coming out. Close the screw, top up the master and replace the cover. bleed the wheel the conventional way. You will probably only have to pump it up 2or 3 times and it will be good. Bleed the other side the regular way just to be sure no air got trapped at the junction block. It saves a lot of pumping and bleeding. Hope this helps.

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