So to overcomplicate a simple task, I have replaced my master cylinder and now need to bleed the brakes. Yes, i know the FSM states the order as: Left rear Right rear Left front Right front ABS front ABS rear I pretty much always follow fsm HOWEVER; when analyzing the brake line schematics in the FSM it seems like a no brainer that the ABS lines should be bled first to avoid pushing air from the master cylinder change through the entire system. For example: 1. I now have air in between new BMC and ABS actuator. 2. I will put in new fluid and bleed to remove air. 3. Both front and rear lines from the BMC go directly to the ABS actuator, thus bleeding from ABS front and ABS rear would remove the air in line before going to all 4 wheels. I trust the thought and wisdom the Nissan engineers put into the Z so I've got to be missing something important here. I'd love to hear some other thoughts on the matter. FWIW I will still follow the fsm procedures this time around because God knows our Z's can be temperamental, but due to the quirkiness of what is typically a basic maintenance job, I wanted to draw on the thoughts of others.