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Old 08-30-2008, 02:30 AM   #1
MaxVQ
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My DIY Brake Bleeder



I have wanted to remove my CDV since I purchased the car last year. I was waiting until I make a cheap (but effective) brake bleeder, to bleed the clutch and change the brake fluid.

Today was the day, and it worked great. CDV has been removed and I now have fresh brake fluid.

Parts List:
- Garden sprayer, Rona: $14
- 30 PSI gauge, Walmart: $8
- Used BMW master cylinder cap $5
- Rubber & metal washers: $4
- Brass fittings: $8

Total Cost around $40 Canadian.
I only used 15 psi, and the brake fluid came out at a good pace. (not fast, not slow)
The brake fluid I used is the ATE SL.6. This is DOT, low viscosity fluid designed for cars with ABS and stability control.

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Old 08-30-2008, 02:54 AM   #2
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no way, that's awesome man
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:10 PM   #3
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fack, this would have saved me some time, when i installed my big brakes.... ahhh well next time.
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:10 PM   #4
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nice! creative.
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:50 PM   #5
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excellent!

but still i believe in using 1 person on the pedal, and 1 person behind the caliper
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:04 PM   #6
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ahahaha Ovaltine is the shit!!!

great diy, its about time I changed my brake fluid, probably try it out
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:13 PM   #7
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LOL @ Ovaltine, the original mix.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:34 PM   #8
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excellent!

but still i believe in using 1 person on the pedal, and 1 person behind the caliper
True... the biggest benefit of a pressure bleeder is one person operation to flush out the old fluid. The book says you can go up to 29 PSI, but I kept it at ~15 PSI. The flow is kinda slow at that pressure but it works well for flushing.
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