The following is kind of a joke: This is easy, one/two/three quart(s). Open bottle pour some on ground to get started. Fill master cylinder, pour some more on the ground. Pump brakes, open bleeder get more fluid on the ground. Run MC dry, knock over bottle to get more on the ground. Go to parts store and get another quart. Refill MC and continue bleeding brakes. Repeat until brakes are all bled. Figure out the front calipers are on backwards and start all over again.
HTH, Cheers Richard. PS remember nothing unless it has some truth in it.
Richard Oben described my experience perfectly, especially the part about having the front calipers on upside down! Because I changed to disk brakes at the rear, I have the added line detour to the proportioning valve under the dash.
By the time I got all of this right (I am not a mechanic, after all), I had bought about a half dozen small bottles of brake fluid. By the way, my Jeep Cherokee MC cover gasket did not seal completely, so I added a second rubber gasket underneath: now it's fine...I think...better go check!
Richard is right, you'll probably spill as much as you put into your lines.
Anyone who has ever done PVC sprinkler lines also knows that the primer can and glue seem to be made to tip over all by themselves so you'll definitely need to go back to Lowe's or HD for another.
it depends on your lines and how they are routed a little. Buy 2 and return 1 if needed. I though I must have a huge leak the way it sucked up the first bottle without finishing a single caliper. Then I finished all four with about 1/8th of the second bottle. It starts off slow then winds up real quick.
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