I have seen a few different options. This seems to be the most simple and cheapest. Although I noticed that it is under the "Road" section of Art's even though I searched "Shimano XT bleed kit". Thoughts?
Yes it will work. You will also need the block that comes with your brakes. It's the spacer that fits in the caliper when you take your pads out. If you cannot find it, it is exactly 10mm thick, so you can put a 10 mm allen wrench in there, secured with an elastic or something. Top off fluid, close resevoir, pump, squeeze and hold, open bleeder (with hose attached) and watch the fluid come out. No more bubbles = delightful.
Might it be about getting the right volume of oil in the system?
If you bled with pads that are close to worn out vs. brand new pads, the pistons would push out farther in their bores during the bleed process. Maybe the 10 mm gap puts the pistons right where they need to be to get the perfect volume of mineral oil?
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