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I just bought one of these vacume pump type brake bleeders and it dont work worth crap. Does any one else use one of these things and is there some trick to getting the dumb thing to work:confused:
 

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I have one of the hand operated ones by MityVac. You really have to pump the shit out of it to pull enough vacuum. Make sure you are using the right fitting on the bleeder so youre not losing any of the vacuum.

I usually put it on the bleeder, pump it several times, walk around to the brake pedal and press it a couple times, and then go back to the bleeder and pump the shit out of the vacuum pump.

Even though it doesn't work that great, it is still one of the best tools I have ever purchased.
 

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Vacuum bleeders don't work that well in my experience. Either do the bleeding manually or use a pressure bleeder.

Vacuum bleeders can also cause problems with ABS systems.

Pressure bleeders can be had for about $50-$75 but they work really well.
 

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Hope I can post this here. I have deal setup with EGR Sever Service brakes and they are currently offering pressure bleed kits for $150. Problem is, the deal is over today 2/28 (wish I would have seen this post earlier). The regular price is $189 or $199 for the kit.



More info:

http://www.pavementsucks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=8857&forum=11&38

I am not making any money off this deal. Just mention that you saw the deal on PavementSucks.com to ge tthe discount price.

LAST DAY TODAY!
 

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I have a Mityvac and it doesn't work too well either.:mad: On the other hand my $5 one man brake bleeding tool works like a charm.:rolleyes: :)
 

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You can make a pressure bleeder out of a metal plate, a piece of rubber floor mat and a valve stem. Drill the hole for the valve stem and cut the rubber to make the gasket. Use a C-clamp to hold the plate on the master cylinder and a bicycle pump for the valve stem.
 

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My mityvac is a hit & miss deal. Sometimes it works great, other times it's crap. But I still won't give up my mityvac. It worked good on my moded XJ good enough to throw my coffee cup (full) to the dash on a sudden emergency stop.
 
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