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Old 10-29-2010, 07:16 PM
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Default Check out my homemade $20 brake pressure bleeder!

Everyone said to get a pressure bleeder to best bleed the brakes. So rather than spend around $70.00, I decide to build one. Total investment was just under $20.00.

Weed sprayer $8.00
Valve stem for checking pressure $2.00
Tubing $1.00
Brass 1/4" NPT fittings $2.00
1/4" steel plate $3.00
Rubber sheet for a gasket $1.00
All thread $3.00

I fully tested it with water and it seals safe and tight throughout. The cap seals very tight with the u-bolt and rubber gasket. I then actually put it to use on the car and I must say I will never bleed brakes any other way, ever again. This thing is worth its weight in gold.

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Old 10-29-2010, 08:56 PM
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nice work bud!
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Good engineering!!!!!
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How does this work? Just hook it up tho the mc and pump it up?
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Bump, this looks like a great idea.
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Nice work
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Great idea! Might have to create something like this. Thanks for the post.
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I like it!
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Good job.

There is available a reservoir cap adapter which would make sealing to the reservoir simpler.
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haha...good idea.
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Originally Posted by blankt View Post
How does this work? Just hook it up tho the mc and pump it up?
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:39 AM
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Sweet set up but can I offer a mod that would simplify install On my set up I got another cap (either from a salvage yard or buy a new one to use and mod the old one) pull the seal out fold in half and snip a hole in the middle, set aside. Drill and tap the cap and thread nipple in using silicone sealer (outside only) let dry and install seal back into cap. Now you can install and remove the bleeder in less than a second. I took it a step further and got an adjustable regulator and connect it to my air compressor.
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this pleases me
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this pleases me
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In the process of making one right now. I'll post pics when I can. Bye bye black fluid.
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That's really cool!!!
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Great work man.
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I just noticed this is old, but the question should be asked.


Are you applying pressure or vacuum?

It looks like pressure, store bought bleeders vacuum bleed the system.

If you are using pressure, you might be adding air and moisture. Either of those are not good for brakes or clutches.

Just a heads up.
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Very cool...if it held up over the 2 or so years since originally posted.
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