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Unread 02-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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speed bleeders

Anyone ever used them?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/390533997965

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Unread 02-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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I tried out a set years ago - worked fine as long as you had sealer on the threads and kept caps on them so dirt didn't migrate into the valve. For bleeding brakes by yourself, nothing beats a Motive pressure bleeder.
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Yep, just found those. Looking at a deal on one if it holds at the price. That looks pretty cool.
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Yep, just found those. Looking at a deal on one if it holds at the price. That looks pretty cool.
Works well, had mine for about 5 years. I've got attachments to fit every vehicle we own and one that fits the master cylinder on the boat trailer.
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Used them on other cars that I take to the track. Really helps out doing solo bleeding when I'm racing often. Just got a Motive pressure bleeder and will have to agree the thing kicks ***.
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A pressure bleeder is easy to make with a small garden sprayer, a pressure gauge, and a JY brake reservoir cap at cost of not over 15 bucks.

You can even get fancy and use a Schrader valve instead of a hand pump.

Plus, it's more fun than just buying one.
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Well, I don't see anything wrong with that plan. hardest part would be finding the fitting.
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A pressure bleeder is easy to make with a small garden sprayer, a pressure gauge, and a JY brake reservoir cap at cost of not over 15 bucks.

You can even get fancy and use a Schrader valve instead of a hand pump.

Plus, it's more fun than just buying one.
As long as you never want to use it on a regular flat top MC then that should work OK, but I don't think I'd go to the trouble since the motive bleeder costs $45.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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I thought of something that may be a tripping point but I'm not sure. Some of the sprayers I have used in the past had a silicon grease or at least looked like it in the pump slide. Isn't silicone a bad thing in hydraulics?
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You would need to remove any contaminants. The one I bought was dry. The brake fluid will act on the rubber seals in the pump and ruin it after a while anyhow.

During my short stint as a heavy equipment mechanic, we used a metal tank with a sealed lid with scrhader valve, a pressure gauge, a ring and hook on top. Pour in a quart of fluid, put the lid on, Hang it up, put 10-15 psi head pressure on it with compressed air.

One guy who did brakes all the time used regulated air into it and had a cutoff valve.

So you can go as simple or elaborate as you want. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.
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