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From: Charlotte NC usa
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posted 01-16-2003 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a good source of used brake pressure bleeder tanks?
I can never get help to bleed brakes, and I think the pressure bleeder would be good.

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posted 01-17-2003 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about a MityVac bleeding kit?

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posted 01-17-2003 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never had much luck with the MityVac kit.

I am not sure you can find them now days or not, but Ford use to make a one way valve they used in the vacuum hoses. To used hose that fit the valve and the bleeder fitting, run the open end into something to collect the fluid, open the bleeder and slowly pump the pedal 3-4 times (or until fluid is observed without air) and close the bleeder. Check the fluid level, go to the next wheel and repeat.

You can do similar with a partial can of brake fluid and a hose that fits the bleeder plug. Attach the hose and insert into can so the end is submerged, open the bleeder and pump pedal 3-4 times, close bleeder, repeat for other wheels. This method requires you use clean brake fluid since it will suck some fluid back into the caliper or wheel cylinder.


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capri man

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posted 01-17-2003 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if you have plenty of time, just open the bleeder valve and remove the m/c cap. gravity will bleed it for you. just be sure to keep plenty of fluid in the m/c.

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posted 01-25-2003 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NoBS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

One place I worked had a pressure bleeder, it looked to be a well built quality unit.

I asked why they never used it. The reply included quite a bit of cussing, the gist was they wern't worth the trouble. Then theres the issue of brake fluid being hydroscopic and compressed air forcing moisture into it.

Like Capri said, fill the master, crack the bleeder, keep the reservoir full. Works great on changing fluid, doesn't always work on a dry system (air lock?), or maybe I just got impatient. That's when wives and children come in handy for running the brake pump.

I picked up an old laboratory vaccuum pump to play with for body work. The thing pulls around 29" Hg. I've been thinking of trying to use it for brake bleeding. With that kind of vaccuum I think the brake fluid wouldn't have much choice.

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