Cheap vacuum bleeder success!


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SteveB123
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Cheap vacuum bleeder success!

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:42 pm



Another wonderful use for those cheap 2-stoke mixing syringes....a $5.99 vacuum bleeder!
Damn rears are a pain, couldn't get anything going, and I wasn't going to spend the local asking price for a vacuum bleeder (although I've had one before, and liked it....and promptly ruined the vacuum unit!)

I use the cheapo syringes for power steering fluid reservoir changes...so why not for bleeding?

It worked through a Speedbleeder!


Took it off and finished the bleeding normally through the Speedbleeder, just needed a little help to get things started. Took about 20 seconds.
New EBC pads, braided lines and front master, rebuilt calipers and rear master......finished finally!


Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
Previous: 93 GSX1100F Katana
82 GL500 Silverwing

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Re: Cheap vacuum bleeder success!

Postby OnPapasWing » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:53 am

How about a step-by-step for those of us who are a little less knowledgeable. Looks like a great way to do the job. Where did you get the syringe?

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Re: Cheap vacuum bleeder success!

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:59 am

I just cracked the bleeder and applied vacuum. Once I had fluid throughout the system, I bled as normally.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/FloTool-Gas-and-Chemical-MixMizer/16889145
Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
Previous: 93 GSX1100F Katana
82 GL500 Silverwing


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