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Old 10-22-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Pressure Bleeder



Anybody have a pressure bleeder they want to lend me? I dont want to buy one because:

-I will just use it once
-My garage is pretty small and I will have no space for it
-It costs $50

Let me know if u would like to sell a used one or lend one. I can pay or buy beers.

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Old 10-23-2009, 12:32 AM   #2
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just blow into ur resivoir
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:03 AM   #3
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just blow into ur resivoir
its pretty corrosive I think. I think I want to outlast my car too
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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$50 man. sound investment.
It works great for bleeding bike brakes too.
Id lend you mine, but I'd be worried it would get wrecked.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:43 PM   #5
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its 80$ shipped from the states
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:54 PM   #6
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$50 man. sound investment.
It works great for bleeding bike brakes too.
Id lend you mine, but I'd be worried it would get wrecked.
Bike dont need that crap, lol. Just pump and u're good to go, u can access bleeder nipple & pump brakes at the same time. Another reason why I love bikes better

I spoke to my mechanic and he told me about gravity. Just open the nipple and let it drip. I might give that a try. My car is out of commission anyway, lots of air in the system now, have to bleed it before I can drive it.

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Old 10-23-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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Gravity first then assistant to pump brakes and do it the old school way.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #8
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Gravity first then assistant to pump brakes and do it the old school way.
My friggin gosh, why didnt the DIY told me to do the gravity way? Everybody used pressure bleeder.

Its soo easy. I tried it today and it worked like a charm. I just un-screw 2 of the bleed screws at the back and just let gravity do the rest. Just keep an eye on the reservoir and you're good. I even had time to rust proof while it was dripping. I dont even think I need to have an assistant if it is gravity bled, cuz there is no possibility of air gettting up the system. Why spend over $50-70 on a pressure bleeder when u dont need it regularly?

Next time I am gonna bleed I will just pull all 4 bleed screws off and it should be really fast. I wish someone told me that earlier, would save me a lot of headache
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:45 AM   #9
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You need the assistant to pump while you bleed the rest out. There is always a bit of air in the system, you just have to minimize it.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:40 PM   #10
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My friggin gosh, why didnt the DIY told me to do the gravity way? Everybody used pressure bleeder.

Its soo easy. I tried it today and it worked like a charm. I just un-screw 2 of the bleed screws at the back and just let gravity do the rest. Just keep an eye on the reservoir and you're good. I even had time to rust proof while it was dripping. I dont even think I need to have an assistant if it is gravity bled, cuz there is no possibility of air gettting up the system. Why spend over $50-70 on a pressure bleeder when u dont need it regularly?

Next time I am gonna bleed I will just pull all 4 bleed screws off and it should be really fast. I wish someone told me that earlier, would save me a lot of headache
Negative.
You can't possibly expect to bleed a hydraulic brake system with gravity alone.
Have a friend, neighbor ... or your mom help you. Pump that pedal, or take it to a shop
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:36 AM   #11
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its pretty corrosive I think. I think I want to outlast my car too
i didnt mean open ur resivoir and dip your tounge in...... put tissues around where your mouth contacts
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:38 AM   #12
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You don't need an assistant. Get a clean bottle, put some brake fluid in it. Get a brake fluid resistant hose, put one end on the bleed screw, the other in the bottle (making sure the hose is always submerged). Then go into the car and push the pedal by hand, no more force than needed to make it go down - don't do the shove 3 times and hold, not only is this pointless but it can introduce gas into the system from cavitation of high pressure fluid flow. Keep doing this until there are no bubbles in the bleeder line. Keep an eye on the fluid reservoir and top up as needed.
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