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anybody ever use one ot these brake bleeders?

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by beater_k20, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. beater_k20

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    one of the guys on my team at work has one. I'll ask him what he really thinks of it tomorrow.
     
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    right on
     
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    I have this one...
    http://www.mityvac.com/pages/products_fee.asp#MV7430

    Works OK, but still leaves some air in the lines. I have always manually bled afterwards and gor more air. Gets worse the older it gets cause the fluid attacks the hose and adapter that fits over the bleeder. I use it to evacuate fluid only now, and manually bleed brakes.

    I also used to use a power bleeder that pressurized teh master, and vacuumed out the bleeders, but that left some air in as well. Th ecompany rep. even came down and could not get it to bleed the car properly. He took the unit back and we never saw him again. Seems like vacuum is not the way to go.

    But then again, maybe it's just murphys law against me :thinking:
     
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    i used a pressurized tank to bleed hydraulic brakes when i was building RV chassis, it seemed to work pretty good, but its pretty pricy. i dunno, might be worth it though. :dunno: we always bled them with the power bleeder, then bled them out twice afterwards by hand. never heard about them having to rebleed the system down the line, maybe that's what i need to look into.
     
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    jeremy, if you're looking for the best bleed, one man style, check out "phoenix" bleeders, they push fluid up through the lines towards the master, forcing air UP, its natural direction, the vacula you listed is a good tool as well, ive sold a couple and the guys love them.
     
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    he is talking about for work. Kind of pricy to go throwing those on every car you need to bleed brakes on.
     
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    AH, I see. Can't really see that from the original post. I would agree then.
     
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    We used those at Sears to exchange brake fluid. Worked great and are cake to use.
     
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    I've used a vacula extensively, worth every penny.
     
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    Great tip; I'm going to check them out :waytogo: :D !
     

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