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    Power brake bleeder

    I would like to not strain my marriage every time I have to bleed brakes. Does anyone have a suggestion for something which won't break the bank and yet wi) make my life way easier?

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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    I have this handheld mightyvac pump I have used and I have also used a power brake bleeder that was made from a garden sprayers that was like this power brake bleeder both have worked.
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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look hard at that second style, as I have a nice compressor which doesn't see much use these days.

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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    Gary D suggests to use a pressure regulator at 3 psi attached to a reservoir cap
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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    Quote Originally Posted by chromguy View Post
    Gary D suggests to use a pressure regular at 3 psi attached to a reservoir cap
    How does he attach air to the cap, an npt fitting somehow adapted, or a valve stem?

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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie Fisher View Post
    I bought one of these specifically for the later model neons. I wonder if they'd make an adapter to use it for a TD setup.

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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    simple solution is"RUSSEL" brake bleed nipples.. they work one way so you can bleed brakes by yourself
    you'll have to figure out the correct ones to fit hole & thread

    http://www.russellperformance.com/mc/speed-bleeders/

    fora tube to the jar I've always used one of our cars right angled vacuum line boots and an
    o-e piece of the hard vac line

    it works if you don't push the peddle to hard or fast

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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    How does he attach air to the cap, an npt fitting somehow adapted, or a valve stem?
    a valve stem I believe
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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    I might try that first. It sounds really cheap to do.

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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    i wrap the brake bleeder threads in teflon tape/paste (so i dont get a false air bubble in the hose) and use the mighty vac to pull the air out. I havent had anyone pump the pedal in years.

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    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    Quote Originally Posted by Aries_Turbo View Post
    i wrap the brake bleeder threads in teflon tape/paste (so i dont get a false air bubble in the hose) and use the mighty vac to pull the air out. I havent had anyone pump the pedal in years.

    Brian
    I also tried this and the teflon tape on the threads is a must.
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    Re: Power brake bleeder

    Thanks for the tips guys. I think I have a bad caliper letting air in somehow. I know I have the calipers on the correct sides and I'm bleeding them properly. I still have a very soft pedal even with the 24mm Mc. I'm going to just put the big brakes on the front and be done with it.

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