Bleeding brakes with the MityVac


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Happytrails
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Bleeding brakes with the MityVac

Postby Happytrails » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:20 pm



I'm having a bit of an issue with air seeping in when I'm trying to bleed using a MityVac. I think its leaking from both the bleeder threads and the mityvac fitting that goes over the bleeder itself. I think the directions say to put teflon tape around the threads of the bleeder but I'm thinking I might try putting petroleum jelly around the base and just high enough that it should help the mityvac fitting get a decent seal as well. Has anybody else run into this?


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Re: Bleeding brakes with the MityVac

Postby Meatheadmarch » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:11 pm

Use some Teflon tape on threads and plastic tubing slipped over the bleeder . The fittings in the kit sometimes are useless, you could use the tape but it is a nusiance .

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Re: Bleeding brakes with the MityVac

Postby Happytrails » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:16 pm

Thanks for the reply. I tried teflon tape but it wasn't working out for me. I ended up using silicon grease. 3 of the 4 bleeders had O-rings but air was still an issue. A huge issue with the 4 bleeder at the rear as tons of air got by. I stopped by the local hardware store and got some 1/4" tubing and that did the trick nicely.
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