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Old 05-09-2006, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bleeding Brakes

OK, after reading the brake bleeding post in the toy forum I decided to say screw it and voice my opinion. I used to bleed the air out of brake lines by the normal method of one person pumping and the other turning the bleeder valves. This worked ok. Then one day I didn't have anybody to help and decided to do it myself. I found that by opening all the bleeders and leaving them open for 5ish minutes did the trick. This may not work on some of the crazy brake line routes but it works on all of my vehicles.
Hope somebody else can use this.
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i just use another person and
open line push once to floor close line
and repeat about twice..

no pumping involved
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Vacuum bleeders work nice as well
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I did the two-person route for years. Then finding someone else got to be a problem. Tried the MityVac route, but always ended up with more air in the lines than when I started. Bought a Motive Power Bleeder. That thing is well worth the money.
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OK, after reading the brake bleeding post in the toy forum I decided to say screw it and voice my opinion. I used to bleed the air out of brake lines by the normal method of one person pumping and the other turning the bleeder valves. This worked ok. Then one day I didn't have anybody to help and decided to do it myself. I found that by opening all the bleeders and leaving them open for 5ish minutes did the trick. This may not work on some of the crazy brake line routes but it works on all of my vehicles.
Hope somebody else can use this.
holy shit - how long did it take you to think of that?
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OK, after reading the brake bleeding post in the toy forum I decided to say screw it and voice my opinion. I used to bleed the air out of brake lines by the normal method of one person pumping and the other turning the bleeder valves. This worked ok. Then one day I didn't have anybody to help and decided to do it myself. I found that by opening all the bleeders and leaving them open for 5ish minutes did the trick. This may not work on some of the crazy brake line routes but it works on all of my vehicles.
Hope somebody else can use this.

Works even better if you only open one bleeder at a time.

Will not work on some ABS systems and anythign where the master is not the highest point in the system.
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