ok looking to settle a bit of an difference here when replacing brake pads on the focus or cmax. (front or rear) according to the Haynes manual they state to use method 1 and according to the ford etsis workshop manual they state to use method 2 (hence the confusion lol! )
Now to be clear I have only listed the main differences in the two methods as everything else is pretty similar.
I have always used method 1 on non abs cars and method 2 on abs cars for the fear of damaging the master cylinder seals.
so question is what method/manual is the proper way?
Method 1 (Haynes Manual)
Open reservoir cap clamp hose and slacken bleed screw before wind back either front or rear brake position to avoid damage/flipping the the master cylinder seal then bleed when new pads are fitted.
Method 2 ( Ford workshop Manual)
Open reservoir cap and wind piston back slowly using special rewind tool.
just wanting to know what why you guys do this and why the two manuals list two separate methods.