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Question about Speed Bleeders.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1-ton, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I just ordered a set of Speed Bleeders for my V3500 Crew Cab, and I was wondering, when I install the Speed Bleeders and bleed the brake system...would opening all four bleeders at one time to bleed the system be an effective way to bleed the brake system, or should I just do it the normal way, and bleed it one corner at a time; starting from the side farthest from the caliper?
     
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    Personally, I would do it one at a time, so that the master cylinder doesn't drain too fast and then suck in air...
     
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    that and if you pop them all there is less force going to each one as you bleed. Think of how fast bleeders bleed down the pedal when you are doing it. Now imagine all of them open. Bet it much more effective to still do one at a time. Let us know how you like those things, never gotten or seen a set used but am interested.
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    That was definitly a concern to me as well...especially the rear brake resorvoir, wich is much smaller that the one for the fronts.

    Yea, if I open them all up, the brake fluid may just dribble out. I will post up on them after I get them installed.
     
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    I have them in my rear calipers and they work like a charm.

    I just do one at a time.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    please if you spend that much money and efort install the rubber caps on them.

    in my little area of the usa thay use salt in the winter and if that rubber cap isnt on them thay rust solid from the inside out and dont like to free up.
     
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    whats this salt and winter you speak of??:haha:
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    come up hear in a few months and i will show you you sothern goof. :haha:

    playing in the snow is 100% purefun.:bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    It's all pure fun and games until someone's wheel falls off from all that darn rust.... :haha:

    Most of us Californians also know nothing of this so called "snow" you speak of...

    :haha: :haha:
     
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    I have them all around all 4 corners d60/14 bolt and they work like a charm..BUT make sure you put a piece of tube on the bleeder then run it into a coffee can or something like that or you will spray fluid EVERYWHERE..:D
     
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    Really? I would have never thought that:p:
     
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    Thanx, I have a couple of 1-liter soda bottles (with large mouth openings), and some clear surgical tubing just for the job of bleeding the brake system. :wink1:

    Nuff said. :haha: :haha: :haha:
     

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