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Bleeding Brakes (Read 3248 times)
Oct 27th, 2007 at 9:32am

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We have all had a hard time bleeding breaks at one time or another & Vette breaks a harder than most due to the 4 piston design & double bleeders.  Well here's a solution & I've used it 4 times so far & could kick myself in the butt for not getting this unit before. It cost me $99.00 from pep boys. You will also need a air compressor as this is what gives it a powerful vacumn.
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It also comes with several adapters to fit almost any master cyl to keep it full while you're pulling the break fluid through the system. Takes 10-15 minutes & you won't spill a drop. Takes about 1/2 qt to do a complete system. Even comes with a seperate vacumn line to suck out the dirty MC fluid. Breaks should be bleed & refreshed with clean fluid every 3-4 yrs as it absorbs water which creats rust & leads to other problems. The pedals on all the cars I've done so far is superior to anything anything I did before.
Alan :cheers:


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Reply #1 - Jun 12th, 2008 at 10:17am
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Here is one I found a Harbour Frieght Tools
Very reasonable and it seems to work.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=92924

Bill
 
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Reply #2 - Jun 12th, 2008 at 5:55pm

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Reply #3 - Aug 28th, 2008 at 2:39am

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Quote:
Here is one I found a Harbour Frieght Tools
Very reasonable and it seems to work.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=92924

Bill

What is the handle with the big lever on it used for?
 

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Reply #4 - Aug 28th, 2008 at 5:55am

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The handle is used so you can squeeze to make a vacuum to pull the break fluid into the plastic tank. These work very well & you get to build muscle mass also Smiley They work fine , but take  more time than the pressure system. You almost need something like this to bleed the breaks on a vette in a reasonable amount of time with no extra helper.
Alan Smiley
 

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Reply #5 - Aug 28th, 2008 at 6:25am

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So the one from Harbor Freight you have to manually work the the other one uses an air compressor?
 

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Reply #6 - Aug 28th, 2008 at 9:38am

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Yes the one from harbor freight is a manual pump & they work fine. I've used one simular for many yrs until I discovered the Mitavac which hook to a compressure & you adjust the vacuum & watch. It also comes with different plates to put over your Masterr Cyl & insert a qt of break fluid...so you don't have to keep checkint the fluid level. But either one will do the job fine.
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