You won't be able to effectively flush your system using just gravity with the bleed nipples open. You need to bleed the system properly as per the manual. I would also consider (carefully) removing the reservoir and fully cleaning it as sediment is likely to have collected in the lower recesses.
1980 XJ-S Pre-HE
Jaguar 4.2 Supercharged engine (but not with a Jaguar body..)
I have taken to using an Ezzy- Bleed Kit from Halfords in recent years. It works a treat
It comprises of an additional plastic reservoir, some hose and adaptors to connect it to the vehicle reservoir. Then it is pressurised from the front tyre. This allows a one person operation to attend to the bleeding beneath. Start at the furthest away. Note there may be a bleed nipple on the master cylinder as per my S type.
I nail a cut off 6 pint plastic milk bottle to a block of wood and stand the additional reservoir in it to prevent it falling over. Stuff in copious amounts of rags around the area to collect any spills. One learns the hard way !!!
Brake fluid is an excellent paint stripper.
I much prefer a piece of rubber hose to go onto the bleed nipple - better than plastic pipe for me - and bleed into a clear jar so you can see what comes out.
To reduce the aggravation of the job I would try and avoid allowing the brake fluid level to drop allowing air to enter the system
Hope that helps - Best of luck , tell us how you get on
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