So that 8$ tool that the factory service manual doesn’t mention: absolutely critical.

Following the suggestion of dogisabob, I purchased speed bleeders for the front and the back. worked marvelously. for 20$.... I think it’s a fair trade for my time.

Bubbles have mostly stopped. I am still getting a very small amount of tiny, tiny (needle point sized ) bubbles in the front end, I think that’s ok? Brakes feel good. I still need to do a second trip around again but I am much more confident.

Doggo in a windo for your time: