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Re: Brake Bleeder Help [Re: tom moore] #1303051 Thu Mar 14 2019 08:12 PM
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klhansen Offline
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The bottle would need to be upside down, right? When the level gets below the tube, it would burp some air into the bottle and let a little brake fluid out.

Pretty ingenious idea.


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Re: Brake Bleeder Help [Re: tom moore] #1303053 Thu Mar 14 2019 08:38 PM
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I like the "intravenous bottle" approach, 4100 FT! That should help a lot with ease of use, and vacuum bleeders do work well.

One of the reasons I like the pressure bleeders is that they take care of the auto-fill needs with the way they work, too - reservoir is built in - but they do require a sealed adapter cap at the M/C.

The nice thing in either case is that they offer one-person operation, and no worries about the M/C piston moving out of it's normal stroke range, risking damage to the internal seals.

Cheers.

Re: Brake Bleeder Help [Re: tom moore] #1303125 Fri Mar 15 2019 05:48 AM
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Dusty Offline
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I like the upside down bottle idea , but that would still need two people .

I don't have the help so just pressurized the master cyl. Gotta keep checking the level , after each wheel , but I can manage that .

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Re: Brake Bleeder Help [Re: tom moore] #1303148 Fri Mar 15 2019 02:57 PM
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tom moore Offline OP
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Thanks. Good picture too. Probably can use that original mc cylinder cap and then remove the air fitting, and thread a screw plug into that hole.

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Re: Brake Bleeder Help [Re: tom moore] #1303240 Sat Mar 16 2019 02:53 AM
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I used what I had available in scrap parts at the time I needed it, a little crude but it worked.

A piece of aluminum plate slightly larger than the master cylinder. Tapped a fitting into the center of the aluminum plate for my home built vacuum/pressure bleeder. Two holes at the edge of the aluminum plate outboard of the master cylinder with two bolts through the holes down to a piece of flat bar under the master cylinder. Cut a gasket from some scrap rubber and tightened the bolts. Removed the tubing from the fitting after bleeding and the spillage of fluid when removing the plate was minimal. I did a complete rebuild so I pulled a slight vacuum before adding the fluid and the bleeding required was minimal.


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