I have always pumped the lever or peddle to get firm condition, hold that pressure and then open the bleeder which allows the lever or peddle to collapse upon the grip or its bottom, hold that position as I quickly close the bleeder, the S-L-O-W-L-Y release the lever or peddle ---- repeat as necessary keeping reservoir from going empty. BUT, on that upper junction it is best to "break" it free a bit before starting, then gently close it before getting firm peddle and so on - otherwise that first attempt to break the tight fitting loose is more tedious. Does it make a difference? I dunno, I have always done it the way I describe.
2002 Black Standard Brakes "TE MEGA MONTY"
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