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Old 04-19-2003, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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bleading brakes!!!!!!help

what is the easest way to blead brakes by yourself?? I don't have anyone to help me and I don't have a ride to go get a pump thing to blead brakes. I need to blead the brakes by myself is this possible
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Old 04-19-2003, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cinder block on the brake pedal.
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Old 04-19-2003, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Open the bleeder screws and go watch tv. Never done it, but some people say gravity bleeding works......
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Old 04-19-2003, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Open the bleeder screws and go watch tv. Never done it, but some people say gravity bleeding works......
It works well! I've done it a few times, but it's messy.

Other ways are buying a simple one man bleeder that is just a hose with a check ball in the line. Or buying a brake hand pump and sucking the air out or pumping the master full by pushing fluid up from the wheel
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ASk your next door neighbor to give you a hand. All they gotta do is pump the pedal. Grab a kid off the street, or something. Those self bleeders suck. Gravity feeding will get the brakes to work, but won't get ALL the air out.
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Old 04-19-2003, 04:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The gravity thing work well for me I just opened one bleader and went in the house for about 10 min. Did the other side the same way and drove it to a buddys house. I had my friend push the peddle down and I checked all the wheels and there was no air left in the system from the gravity bleading Thanks for the help
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Gravity bleed has always worked great for me. Put a piece of vacuum line on each bleeder, then into old tin cans, and save on the mess. Open all the bleeders, and go do whatever. Check every 10 minutes or so and top off the master cylinder. About 30 minutes and there will be no air left (but if you let the master cylinder run dry, you'll have to start over).
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just gravity bleed the system... If you need to help it along, push the pedal down SLOWLY and release SLOWLY, to get it flowing...

Of course, dont let the resivour get too low............
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Pricey though, but fast and so easy.
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Old 04-20-2003, 10:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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FYI those power bleeders arent the greatest on Newer vehicles..
They can cause havoc on sensors, make things worse....
Great on older brake systems though.....
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A couple words come to mind, brake fluid, and bomb.

I've seen those pressure bleeders let go, sometimes at the tank, sometimes at the master cylinder adaptor, but always with a real mess resulting.

Imagine everything within 40 feet spray painted with brake fluid.......
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Well I was told it is ABS safe and okay for new cars.

You only pressurize it to 10-15psi (no more than 20). Just pumping the brakes makes much more pressure than that.

I have not had a problem using it.
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