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    Brake bleeding - tips & tricks?

    I am nearly at the stage where I bleed the brakes & clutch; well, what I mean is fill the systems for the first time.

    I want to do this single-handed, rather than have someone pump the pedal.
    Any tips & tricks for doing this?

    What gadgets or gizmos are out there to help me do this? What works?

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    I have an old "Eezi Bleed" kit which I have always used. You fill it up with fluid and connect it to the master cylinder, then pressurise it from a tyre. Then bleed each corner as normal. No need to pump the peddle and it works a treat. Never had any issues using eezi bleed and have used it for decades now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    I have an old "Eezi Bleed" kit which I have always used. You fill it up with fluid and connect it to the master cylinder, then pressurise it from a tyre. Then bleed each corner as normal. No need to pump the peddle and it works a treat. Never had any issues using eezi bleed and have used it for decades now

    Just googled it and watched the video on youtube, neat system

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    I agree Phil, Eezi bleed is the way to go, of course one needs the correct cap to fit the master cylinder or reservoir but I'm sure we can get round that. They slip into the pocket at the scrapyard dead easy.

    I tried one of those air-line jobbies that suck, like an airgun in reverse, works, but not great.

    Rubber hose with a ball in the end and a split, pump, pump, pump, close. Should self seal and negate the need for second person too but best with a second person closing the nipple whilst holding down pedal as normal.

    On my Wilwoods there are bleed nipples on each side (and two on bottom, four in all per side) so I just put a bit of screen washer tube on each nipple and taped them onto wing above reservoir lever and opened them up and left until next visit, a day or three, maybe a month, dunno. worked fine.



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    Eezi bleed does it for me too, although you need to make sure the tyre pressure is below 20 psi in order to avoid the reservoir cap blowing off (ask me how I know). Spent ages cleaning brake fluid off the bodywork...

    I too had a problem finding a suitable cap for my AP Racing reservoirs. Then I found that the screw cap from 2-part foam containers was a perfect fit. I have bled out the brakes and clutch several times since (I've lost count but probably at least half a dozen times) with no problems.

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    I have to agree Eezi bleed kits are great and I have used them for years, however on the new reservoirs I could not get a good enough seal and fluid leaked out of the reservoirs. I have since bought a negative pressure (vacuum) system and I find that works fine. Similar to this

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-...8AAOSwpfNdJyE6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    I have to agree Eezi bleed kits are great and I have used them for years, however on the new reservoirs I could not get a good enough seal and fluid leaked out of the reservoirs. I have since bought a negative pressure (vacuum) system and I find that works fine. Similar to this

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-...8AAOSwpfNdJyE6

    Dirk
    Same principal as the one we have for the buggys but ours has the bottle built in, like a reversed spray gun, works OK.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Repai...EAAOSweuNcpb0V



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