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    Brake bleeding

    I'm gonna be flushing the brake fluid in a couple of daily drivers when its a little warmer out. Instead of the pump, bleed, pump I wanted to know if you guys have used any power bleeders with success? Doesn't Canadian Tire loan out some sort of vacuum bleeder? Is it any good?



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    princess auto had a one hand bleeder tool on sale in the last flyer
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    I've tried one of theirs before and it wasn't good. It was a bottle top hand pump, like a weed killer setup. I'm wondering about those pistol grip pumps? I'd buy a good quality one if anyone can recommend a decent unit.

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    these are good for a few things http://www.mityvac.com/pages/products_hvpo.asp

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    Very nice.....any idea how much?

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    I made my own power bleeder using a Pressure Gauge, 5l Garden/Weed Spayer, some hose and a spare MC cap.

    Fill the spayer, connect the spayer hose minus the wand to a hose nipple you drill and tap into the MC Lid, pump the spayer up to 15psi. Go back to you Brake cylinder, have a hose connected to the bleeder and into a bottle with fluid like usual and crack the bleeser open.

    Works mint. No pumping or anything. I normally just leave it open until the guage drops to 5psi then close up the bleeder, pump it up again and repeat on the other corners.

    I have less then $30.00 into this and quarenty a full flush and no trapped air.

    Or you could just buy this but much more expensive but exactly the same with a little extra bling:
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    ^ I'd rather do what you did instead of that kit, thats overpriced.

    That MityVac Stach1 posted looks pretty sturdy,and has a few nice adapters. I see them on ebay for around $50. I'll call one of the local dealers and see what they have.

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    I never liked the hand pump styles.
    For flushing they take ALOT of pumps, were as mine you pressurize it, open it and walk away for a while. As long as your bottle your bleeding into does over flow you can leave it all night.

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    Easiest way!!!!!!
    Take a turkey baster and suck out all the old brake fluid from the resevoir
    top up with fresh/clean fluid
    open up bleeder screws and let it gravity bleed, do not let the master run empty
    just keep topping it up until u have clean fluid at all the wheels
    that is all we do at the shop and that is all they do at most shops, gravity bleeders are nice but they are pricey and take a bit of time to hook up

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    ^ Never done that before. Must take a while for the old stuff to bleed out? And it must take a fair bit of fluid to make sure the old stuff doesn't mix too much with the new. How do you get the air bubbles out? Pump the brakes?

    What are gravity bleeders? I think you meant vacuum bleeders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKMotorsports View Post
    I never liked the hand pump styles.
    For flushing they take ALOT of pumps, were as mine you pressurize it, open it and walk away for a while. As long as your bottle your bleeding into does over flow you can leave it all night.
    I can see that, yours would have a bigger vacuum chamber. But I think having a vacuum gauge is good to have regardless, and a multi tool is always handy.

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