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1 man brake bleeders

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 87superblaze, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. 87superblaze

    87superblaze 1/2 ton status

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    It may be old news but I found some bleeder screws at the part store that bleed themselves! I guess you turn them 2-3 turns out and pump your brakes and Boom, your done.

    If I would have know these existed before I changed Axles like 300 times, it would have made my life very easy.

    Just a tid bit of information. Hopefully this will help out someone else that doesn't know about these.

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  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I have good luck just gravity bleeding

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
  3. Mudstud

    Mudstud 1/2 ton status

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    Would you really trust them? I'm leary of one man bleeding kits/things.

    Mudstud
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  4. Blue85

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    I've seen kits in 4x4 mags that you hook to the bleeder and push fluid backwards from the caliper up to the master cylinder. They claim that this is more effective since air tends to rise anyway. I have been thinking of trying one.

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  5. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have bled backward from the caliper. Took an old oil can that you use to oil small thing that has a little level pump on it. Just hooked a rubber hose from it then put hose over the bleeder screw. Have brake fluid ion the canister tehn looses bleeder and pump it till no more air is coming from the master cylender. Works pretty good. One person too!

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  6. Parf

    Parf Registered Member

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    Man, I LOVE SPEED BLEEDERS!

    Crack one open, and pump the brakes until nice clean fluid comes out, tighten and move on to the next. So much easier than &lt;Pump&gt; "Okay???" ...."Okay!" &lt;Pump&gt; "Okay???" ..."Okay!"
    All my vehicles will have them soon. I got mine from Russel (Now Edelbrock). It's just too easy.

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