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Vacuum bleeding brakes - questions:

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Re: Vacuum bleeding brakes - questions:

Post by amblerman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:14 am

I got the Motive bleeder from FCP that is very similar to jreed's solution. I have been happy with mine. Make bleeding brakes on my s70 a breeze.

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Re: Vacuum bleeding brakes - questions:

Post by BlackBart » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:29 am

jreed wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:21 am
There is a picture of my homemade pressure bleeder here:
That's clever! There's a joint between the braided hose and the clear hose?
Is there a check valve on the bottle to release the pressure?
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Re: Vacuum bleeding brakes - questions:

Post by jreed » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:19 am

Thanks. I got the idea from somebody else on MVS a few years ago... The pump was about $10 at one of the large hardware stores. I think it's intended for spraying fertilizer or pesticide.
There is a joint between the braided hose and the clear (yellow colored) hose. There is a pressure release valve built into the bottle.
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