I converted an old pump sprayer into a power bleeder. Took the pump
mechanism out and put a metal tube thru the middle with a ball valve on the
end and attached it to my air compressor. Took the wand end of the sprayer
and changed the hose and mounted it to a master cylinder cap (used chain to
hold it in place on the master cylinder) and cracked the ball valve. I run
about 20 psi into the tank which I filled with brake fluid. Now I just go to
the farthest bleeder and work my way back to the closest bleeder without
fear of running out of brake fluid. I may have about 15 bucks into the thing
mostly due to the fact that I had most of the parts lying around.
yes i have the mity-Vac also, bought it to test mostly the vacuum motor
type things.. never used it in the brake mode.. i dont think it will
handle much fluid, but will suck the air out of the line....i got mine
at autozone for about $25.00 went to harbor freight and they were
selling it for about $32.00 same item on the plastic card, complete with
all the fittings and the brake reservoir tank......
I put those types of bleeder nuts on my Mustang last time I did a brake job
and was quite pleased with them... in fact it's the only gadget I've ever
found for bleeding brakes that worked for me, and I've tried pretty much all
of them. As long as you have a hose attached to the bleeder nut that runs
into a container full of fluid, and the end of the hose stays below the
surface of the fluid, bubbles won't go back up into the line and you can see
when all the air has been pushed out. The nice thing with those nuts is you
can take a large plastic container (I use 1 liter juice bottles), set it
under the car, run the hose from the nut down into the bottle, and then go
pump the brakes without having to keep an eye on the bottle and hose. You
give it maybe six or seven pumps, check the fluid level in the master
cylinder, check the hose for bubbles, and keep repeating until it's
Lots of places sell those things, not just the site you listed. Many race
shops carry them, and I think Russel manufactures them as well. It's
possible that these guys are the main source for them, but that doesn't mean
they're cheapest. Shop around first.
I've had pretty good luck just using gravity for some of my vehicles.
When you open the bleeder, gravity pulls the fluid down through the system.
(Reservoir cap off) Tap the caliper / wheel cylinder that you're bleeding
to dislodge bubbles. Stop when only fluid comes out of the bleeder.
Just keep the reservoir from emptying.
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