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Old 11 May 2006, 10:52 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Changing brake fluid

Any advice on whether speed bleeders are reliable for changing brake
fluid? If so, which brand is good.

Thanks.

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Old 12 May 2006, 01:33 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I tried Russell brand brake speed bleeders a couple of years ago. They
worked as advertised. They made the job a little easier especially if
you don't have a helper to pump the brake for you.

I'm not sure that I would try them again unless the price came down.
I'd rather put the money towards a tool that could draw the fluid out
(vacuum) using standard bleeders.

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Old 12 May 2006, 05:41 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Because "aiuser" <tsiu2k@yahoo.ca> could, he/she/it opin'd:

>Any advice on whether speed bleeders are reliable for changing brake
>fluid? If so, which brand is good.
>
>Thanks.


If you mean genuine Speed Bleeder brand (http://speedbleeder.com/)
then YES; they are very good.

ALL my motorcycles with hydraulic brakes and/or clutches have them!



-Don (here with a hearty recommendation)
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Old 12 May 2006, 05:57 pm   #4 (permalink)
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the linked article says pressure bleeders are good but cost $300 -
here's one for around $50
http://www.motiveproducts.com/
only problem i've had is sometimes tricky to get a good seal at the
master cylinder, but once you get it set up correctly, bleeding brakes
is very simple

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Old 14 May 2006, 12:27 am   #5 (permalink)
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Many people are happy with Speed Bleeders "www.speedbleeder.com". You
just have to periodically use the sealer they provide (or buy at parts
stores) around the threads to prevent air from getting sucked back in
when you release the pedal.

I personally prefer a pressure bleeder:

http://www.motiveproducts.com/02bleeders.html

Their web site also has the instructions. Read them and see if that's
something you'd prefer doing over Speed Bleeders.

http://www.motiveproducts.com/10instruct.html

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Old 15 May 2006, 09:29 am   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Changing brake fluid

I use a cut and clamped bicycle tube, a hose clamp, and a bicycle pump.


I've seen plans for a pressure bleeder on the BMW group using a garden
sprayer.

Cheers,
Mike Davis

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