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Product Review: Speed Bleeder

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Capt. Orygun, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    so I changed the GF's pads and rotors last night and I changed out her 70K mile brake fluid :mellow:

    it was nasty and black as sin, but anyways

    the speed bleeder hose fit well with no adapter, just as the instruction book said. The fluid catch jar was however a temperamental son of a bitch, requiring constant readjustment to hold a seal. The "smoke it down" theory just doesnt work with it.

    so I pump until I have a nice vacuum and open the lines, immediately I get some serious air bubble which is odd because the lines should have been full of fluid.

    I read the instruction manual and it said sometimes the pump draws air into the bleed line from the threads of the open bleed screw, it say to option Teflon tape, so I do.

    It works a little better but still allot of air, I wasn't losing vacuum off the gauge though so I felt pretty safe that no air was entering the caliper. I continued to draw out fluid until it was coming through clear then proceeded to the next caliper.

    When it was all done I dejacked and cautiously (fucking air bubbles) took it for an ops check.

    the new pads and rotors were nice, the squeaking from the warped rotors was gone. The peddle felt nice and firm, maybe firmer then before (thanks new brake fluid). I wore in the brakes a bit then did hard stopping from 20, 40, & 60 MPH. Then I brought it up to 50 and rode the brakes. No sponginess, no fade, no pedal rumble, it was fine. GF drove it 30 miles on the HWY to work this morning and everything felt normal.

    Conclusion: The speed bleeder works but it's hardly the invention of the future. And serious improvements need to be made to the fluid canister sealing assembly :mad:
     
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  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    glad it worked out for you

    people are usually amazed by how shitty brake fluid can get in a relatively short period of time :)
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    that being said.. i think i should change mine and my GFs brake fluid..
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    was it worth the money spent on it, and how much was it?
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    $40.. he said in another thread
     
  6. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I have one. Hell yeah its worth it. Air does get around the threads, but is immediiately drawn out via suction.. and the fluid change goes very quickly compared to the pump/hold/bleed method. I got mine when I was having trouble getting a line to bleed properly, and ended up doing all three of my vehicles that day, just because it was so easy.
     
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