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Old 04-08-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default Does anyone in the area have a brake bleeder?

I really need to do the brakes on my car. Does anyone in the area have a brake bleeder I can borrow? Willing to trade beer for its usage.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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Do you mean a speed bleeder?
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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Every car has a bleeder valve. You just need a wrench or socket and a friend to pump the brakes.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:20 PM   #4
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^Correct. Or do you mean a pressure bleeder (bad idea)?
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:32 PM   #5
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http://www.fastwrx.com/mopobl.html
this is what hes asking prob.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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A friend of mine has one in Springfield. PM me if you need to borrow it.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:39 PM   #7
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You can get a mitivac at Autozone for $30. Gas+beer to go pick up something is going to run you almost the same.

Or, you could also ask someone with a working leg to help you bleed your brakes the old way.
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:35 PM   #8
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^Correct. Or do you mean a pressure bleeder (bad idea)?
Why do you think a pressure bleeder is a bad idea?

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Old 04-08-2008, 02:40 PM   #9
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He probably read the BS on Stoptechs web site about pushing air into the brake fluid using one of these....with a whole 8 psi.

If not I dunno what....but that has been the controversy.

EDIT...http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ghlight=motive

there was a thread about it.....

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Old 04-08-2008, 11:19 PM   #10
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No, its possible to overpressurize the system and put stress on the brake lines, etc. I don't understand why you wouldn't just traditionally bleed.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:29 AM   #11
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LOL operating pressure on the lines coming right off the master cylinder are 1300psi Max around twice that for safety reasons might even be three fold
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:41 AM   #12
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No, its possible to overpressurize the system and put stress on the brake lines, etc. I don't understand why you wouldn't just traditionally bleed.
at 8 to 12 psi?

How much pressure do you think the brake system gets put on it when you apply the pedal for a "normal" stop...much less something required to activate ABS?
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:46 PM   #13
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I have a pressure bleeder but, don't use it on my WRX. Last time I did, I just didn't get as good a bleed as I can with a single man bottle and hose type bleed. I have speed bleeders now which make it even easier.

Hooking a pressure bleeder up is a HUGE pain on the WRX unless you have the special cap that matches the subaru cap.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:53 PM   #14
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I started trying to bleed with a little vacuum bleeder last time I did my brakes. I got halfway through the first corner and threw it away.

I then called my wife to come down and push on the brake pedal for me.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:58 PM   #15
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The problem with a vacuum bleed is you suck air around the threads of the bleeder screw. I've thrown a turn of teflon tape around the bleeder screws sometimes to prevent that. Speed Bleeders have thread sealer painted on so, they won't bleed air though the threads.
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:13 AM   #16
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I just did my brakes on my sti this go around, I used the BG brake flush machine it's impressive! Pressure adj. 3-35 psi. and switchable vacuum pump. It makes it easy. Everyone knows they should activate the ABS system solenoid self check right??? It's pins 1 and 6 on the black free connector under the driver side knee panel next to the green d check connector. You have to use a paper clip to jump terminal 1 and 6, its gets air out of the hydraulic pump.
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