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Old 11-04-2018, 07:35 PM   #21
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Speed bleeders make it very easy.. To make them better you can take those front linings from the B/B MT kit and get them done again , IF yours where the same as mine from them the linings where barely just over 1 3/4" I had them done again locally here to a full 2" the linings would be better too I bet.
Also dont push the pedal all the way to the floor when bleeding [ single cyl Master]
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:37 PM   #22
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Self bleeders are a big waste of money and you can still do it yourself. Very simple.
Instead of putting the airline tubing in an empty catch can, put it in a bottle of 3/4 full brake fluid. Now you can do the same thing as a self bleeder and you won't suck air into the system.
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Self bleeders are a big waste of money and you can still do it yourself. Very simple.
Instead of putting the airline tubing in an empty catch can, put it in a bottle of 3/4 full brake fluid. Now you can do the same thing as a self bleeder and you won't suck air into the system.
I've had a problem with air getting pulled in around the bleeder screw threads as the pedal comes up as it is easier for air to enter than for fluid to get pulled back from the bottle. I get better results from the 'pump and hold' method.
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I've had a problem with air getting pulled in around the bleeder screw threads as the pedal comes up as it is easier for air to enter than for fluid to get pulled back from the bottle. I get better results from the 'pump and hold' method.
Speed bleeders are still a waste of money because they won't prevent air from traveling in between the threads either. Only a manual two person bleed would prevent this as you indicate, pump and hold method.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:49 PM   #25
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I have never had a problem with "Speed-Bleeders" on the 3 cars I have them on. You guys must be doing something wrong.
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:05 PM   #26
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Speed bleeders are still a waste of money because they won't prevent air from traveling in between the threads either. Only a manual two person bleed would prevent this as you indicate, pump and hold method.


Speed bleeders have a coating on the threads so they can't suck air.

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Old 12-02-2018, 01:05 PM   #27
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The point is you don't need them. You can do the same thing with standard bleeders when you submerge the other end of the airline tubing in brake fluid. They are a waste of money, that's the point. You can coat standard bleeders if you want, just wrap the threads with Teflon tape. Much better than a coating anyway.

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