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Brake Bleeders

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by mickeykelley, Sep 14, 2018 at 10:13 AM.

  1. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:13 AM
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Active Member

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    Can anyone recommend a good one man bleeder? The reviews on the 2 styles at HF are not very good IMO. I have a pressure bleeder for my newer cars that have a screw on master cap and it works great. It works by pressurizing the master, then you just go to each wheel. You do have to watch the master level, but that's not too bad. But trying to find one for these older style dual master with the square top has not been fruitful. I've seen the replacement speed bleeder valves you replace the originals one with, but you can see what's coming out. I know I can bench bleed the master and get the wife to pump the pedal but I'm trying to avoid the old way.
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2018 at 4:32 PM
    Oldriginal86

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    If you already have a pressure bleeder, why not make an adapter to use it on the master cylinder in question. At work there was one pressure tank and several home made adapters. They were just a rectangle steel plate with rubber glued on. Drilled and tapped with a quick disconnect fitting. For the lids held on with a spring clip, we used a C-clamp to secure it. I guess an old lid could be modified by brazing in a quick disconnect fitting.
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2018 at 8:31 PM
    PeteL

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    Why???

    All you need is a short length of tubing and an old peanut butter jar.
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:44 PM
    Keys5a

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    I've got one of the pump-up pressure bleeders that looks like (is) a small garden sprayer. I have fashioned about 6 different caps for different applications. The one I had for the original Jeep Wagner single MC had a red plastic cap I modified, but it broke. I should have used an original cast metal version.
    These pump style work OK, but like mentioned, you need to keep a close eye on fluid level so you don't push air.
    -Donny
     
  5. Sep 15, 2018 at 7:47 AM
    47v6

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  6. Sep 15, 2018 at 11:32 PM
    supertrooper

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    Speed bleeders are the only way to go
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2018 at 10:14 AM
    Danefraz

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    I bought the $5.99 Napa clear tube, capture cup and bleeder adapters. Find the right fit, crack the bleeder, press the pedal and watch...

    Upside for me, no tub on the frame and easy to see everything.

    Worked like a charm.
     

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