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 Post subject: brake bleeder kit...
 Post Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:22 am 
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looking for a kit to allow me to bleed the brakes by myself. no help around here. been looking at summit, they have several, but just looking for something simple, not looking to make a living doing this, so looked at a brake bleeder hose (otc tools 4599) for 9.97$ and a motive products 0101, 58.46$. my master has two small caps, about 2" dia, so if I buy the pressure type, it probably should be some sort of one size fits all, and the bleeder hose would need to have a seal to prevent air bleed back. this brake deal is stressing me out, need some help bad...thx, wannabe


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 Post subject: Re: brake bleeder kit...
 Post Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:16 am 
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http://www.harborfreight.com/brake-flui ... 92924.html

Pretty cheap.

I have this one. It seems to work decently, The comments on the product help, (placing the hose on the bleeder instead of the fitting that comes on the hose. I will try this method the next time I use it.)


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 Post subject: Re: brake bleeder kit...
 Post Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 4:16 am 
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What I do...

Fill a clear bottle partial with brake fluid.

Put a wrench over the bleeder.

Put a tight-fitting hose over the bleeder, and put it in the bottle with fluid.

Keeping an eye on the fluid in the master reservoir, slowly pump the pedal by hand until bubbles stop appearing in the bottle.

I"m not 100% sure how it works with a dry system, but when changing calipers/cylinders it works great.

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 Post subject: Re: brake bleeder kit...
 Post Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 9:27 am 
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Love my Pheonix tool...

http://www.brakebleeder.com/product-cat ... -bleeders/

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 Post subject: Re: brake bleeder kit...
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:52 am 
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Doober wrote:
What I do...

Fill a clear bottle partial with brake fluid.

Put a wrench over the bleeder.

Put a tight-fitting hose over the bleeder, and put it in the bottle with fluid.

Keeping an eye on the fluid in the master reservoir, slowly pump the pedal by hand until bubbles stop appearing in the bottle.

I"m not 100% sure how it works with a dry system, but when changing calipers/cylinders it works great.


That what I do, works out well for me. :D


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 Post subject: Re: brake bleeder kit...
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:45 am 
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I have a MityVac kit that I bought many moons ago. It works well.


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 Post subject: Re: brake bleeder kit...
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:00 am 
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Jayz79 wrote:
http://www.harborfreight.com/brake-fluid-bleeder-92924.html

Pretty cheap.

I have this one. It seems to work decently, The comments on the product help, (placing the hose on the bleeder instead of the fitting that comes on the hose. I will try this method the next time I use it.)

I also have this air bleeder and it works good. I have also done the half full 20 oz bottle method with good results.


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