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Old 08-09-2001, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Anyone tried this - Power Bleeder?

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Old 08-09-2001, 01:40 PM   #2
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Yeah...I was thinking of getting one of those. It would make bleeding the brakes alone SO much easier.
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Old 08-09-2001, 01:55 PM   #3
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Lightbulb speed bleeders

If youre worried about bleeding the brakes, go to pep boys and pick up some speed bleeders, they are one way valves that just let you pump the brake pedal. Really EZ.

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Old 08-09-2001, 02:00 PM   #4
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OK...I'm sure you meant "pump the brake pedal", but being as lazy as I am, that means you have to pump the brake pedal, go down and check the fluid, go pump the brake pedal, etc, etc. That would take forever!
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Old 08-09-2001, 02:07 PM   #5
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nono, I meant the gas pedal thats how you bleed your brakes isnt it?

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I measured that on my eclipse 10 pumps of the pedal was enough to get the fluid low and then I would refill. Did about 10-15 pumps per wheel, you have your brakes bled in 10 mins.
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isn't the kit at pep boy cost ~$45? If so, why not go with the Power bleeder?
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With the speed bleeders you don't have to carry around some bigass thing with you, just a little length of hose and you can use a mountain dew can to dump the fluid into.
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Old 08-09-2001, 03:19 PM   #8
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You know what, Trhoppe, if you look closer, you will notice that you don't have to carry that big ass thing (I assume you are talking about the white plastic container) with you. It stays in the front, holding fresh fluid for delivery to the master cylinder. All you do is carry your Mt. Dew can and a wrench for loosening up the brake nipple. Even easier than the speed bleeder.
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Okay, my bad. What I've seen before for a "power bleeder" was a hookup to the nipple at the caliper that let you pump your brake pedal w/o having to open and close the nipple every time. How would this thing enable you to not have to open and then close the nipple every time you pumped your brake pedal?
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Old 08-09-2001, 03:52 PM   #10
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You know what, you don't even need to pump the brake pedal anymore.

The container gets pressurized by you (with the pumping mechanism on the container) and the fluid would get delivered to the master cylinder through the attached tubing. All you do is to go around 4 corners of the car, loosening the nipples. When the nipple is loosen, the old fluid in the system would get pushed/flushed out and replaced by the fresh fluid from the Power Bleeder. A true one-man operation.

Just wondering if anyone has tried it. My car is too new to have the fluid replaced. I would be purchasing it in approx. a year.
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Old 08-09-2001, 04:01 PM   #11
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With the speed bleeders you don't have to carry around some bigass thing with you, just a little length of hose and you can use a mountain dew can to dump the fluid into.
No don`t use mountian dew cans they can start a fire use coca-cola caffeine free only
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