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Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

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Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby jools182 » Tue May 26, 2015 10:13 am

I used to use a gunson pressure bleeder on my other cars with good results

Unfortunately it doesn't fit the brake reservoir on the mx5

Has anyone used a pressure or vacuum bleeder?

Recommendations?

The 2 person method is a no go

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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue May 26, 2015 2:39 pm

Use speed bleeders or motorbike bleeder tube.
Why a no go for 2?

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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby HypnoToad » Sun May 31, 2015 9:42 pm

Another option would be to adapt your existing bleed kit with a brake cap from a scrappy or mx5parts and a bit of tube.
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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby jools182 » Sun May 31, 2015 10:00 pm

I tried a sealey vacuum one today

Still holding judgement on it

The gunson used to work great on my other cars, this vacuum one takes ages

I think it sucks air through the thread on the bleed nipple
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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby HypnoToad » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:55 am

Mazda Mender wrote:Use speed bleeders or motorbike bleeder tube.
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Those speed bleeders look good, can you use them to bleed the clutch also, and are M8 X 1.0 threaded ones available in the UK?
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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby drumtochty » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:37 pm

Looks like you need to pay the $7.95 shipping from the states as it appears everyone in the UK stock the 1.25mm pitch nipple.

Unless Wayne knows better.
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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby drumtochty » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:40 pm

I use vacuum bleeder but on rear brakes with the car on the 2 post lift, the wheels are hanging down which tends to close off the rear proportionig valve so that takes some time to do
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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby HypnoToad » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:23 pm

drumtochty wrote:Looks like you need to pay the $7.95 shipping from the states as it appears everyone in the UK stock the 1.25mm pitch nipple.

Unless Wayne knows better.

Thanks, I ordered some stainless ones form the US in the end, I also one one for the clutch also. :-)
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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:43 pm

Post a link up just in case others are interested.
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Re: Vacuum or pressure brake bleeder?

Postby drumtochty » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:51 pm

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