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Other Anyone used a brake pressure bleeder?

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  1. lynall

    lynall Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I have wanted one for ages and ummed and arred, then thought sod it I am buying one.
    So today replaced brake fluid on the S2, the 90 and the D3.
    Got to say it makes life real easy, no pedal pusher needed.

    Strangely I replaced front brake hoses on the D3 a few weeks back, and got the wife to do the pedal pushing for me, and today with the machine still got some air out of the system!

    Ebay 75 quid with all the master cylinder adaptors

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    I've used 1 of the tyre pressure based pressure bleeders in the past.
    It worked well, but the biggest challenge was fixing the dummy reservoir caps to the reservoirs - especially some of the more exotic bayonet fittings.
    Clamping right round the mastercylinder worked, but was sometimes a bit unstable.
     
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    lynall Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tbh 2/3rds of the adaptors in the box I have never seen caps like it in real life!
     
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    I use a suction pump fixed to the bleed nipple rather than positive pressure through the reservoir.
    I find this works best for my motorbikes and therefore use the same for the cars.
    I too had a cheaper Easibleed system but no good for the motorbikes.
     
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    lynall Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I have tried the sucky the nipple jobs! but I always seemed to draw in air through the nipples threads, so it was difficult to see when the fluid was clear of air.
     
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    I have both :eek:

    The pressure bleeder is the better option, i used it first on a D3 too funnily enough after a complete set of brake lines..

    They're a bitch to do when all the fluid is lost..

    The pressure bleeder made it a much easier process! :D
     
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    I replaced the bleed nipples with one way valve versions. Back it off about one turn, attach a hose, pump the pedal a few times and tighten back up.
    Goodridge speed bleeders.
     
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    lynall Well-Known Member Full Member

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    New one on me, just looked and notice they have sealant on their threads, bloody expensive as well.
     
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    Agreed. Worse if you have a few cars in the "fleet".
    Back in the 80s I found a similar set, ABV I think with a spring loaded conical end, unused in my Dad's garage. Seeing as he'd never miss them they went on my Dolly Sprint :)
     
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    I remove the bleed nipples and coat the threads with a good covering of brake grease. This then prevents the vacuum bleeder sucking air through the threads, allowing better suction on the fluid, and no additional air to give a false indication of air in the system. The grease will also reduce the chance of the threads corroding for the next time. ;)
     
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    Just done wifes car, timed bleed time 40 seconds per wheel, not incl jack car/remove wheels and set up pressure bleeder etc.
    Obviously the land rovers were fast to do as nowt needed removing to gain access.

    Defo one of my best buys this year.
     
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    I have a similair one, the silicone pipe with the slit in the end, this was what I used to bleed the D3 brakes, but still got air out with the pressure bleeder.
     
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    My item is just for fluid replacement, therefore there’s no air in the system to start with, but if there was, there’s no indication that bleeding has removed all the air from the pipe, because there’s no eyes on the fluid flowing into the jam jar to indicate it has, so it’s two persons or another bit of kit. :)
     
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    Is pressure bleeding a substitute for power bleeding with a diagnostic tool ? I see the benefits of having a second reservoir of fluid so you won't need to top up with each bleed but is there anything else besides that ?
     
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    Is there a cap in there that will fit a D2 reservoir??
     
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    This type
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    Can you put a link up to the kit ? I’ve searched eBay and can’t find it and I’m keen to get one if still available
     
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    I could be wrong, but I thought the power bleed bit was if you had removed the abs modulator?

    In a workshop the sheer speed of the bleed process is where this set up is a winner, i did chat to one of the other mechs at work who used to work on vans, and they used to use an electric bleeder, which from how he desrcibed it to me is pretty much what this is with the cars battery providing the inbuilt compressor with power, which then pressurised the fluid, I did look and they were over 300 quid for a cheapie!
     
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