Brakes-Would this work?


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Brakes-Would this work?

Postby tunaboy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:11 pm



Saw a site that said to "Bleed Backwards" The guy said to take a plastic ketchup or mustard bottle with the tapered end and put a plastic hose on the end and fill with DOT 3. You put the other end of the hose hose on the bleeder valve on the caliper. Open the bleeder on the caliper and gently squeeze the bottle to force the fluid from the caliper up to the master cylinder. You use a turkey baster to suck off the DOT 3 as it fills the master. I know that I could buy a vacuum pump for $25-$35 but I would never use it again. Will this method work?
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Re: Brakes-Would this work?

Postby themainviking » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:53 pm

Probably would, and as you do not have ABS, you could probably do this without any problems. Anyone with ABS should not do this.
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Re: Brakes-Would this work?

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:47 am

I own a mity vac and would be willing to have you over to bleed your brakes at my garage...
Bring the new brake fluid with you and we can do it togeether...
It's easy and worth doing...
Depending on the condition of your master cylinders and calipers...this will make a difference...
Send me a PM if you want to try to get together .... :mrgreen:
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Re: Brakes-Would this work?

Postby tunaboy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:22 am

Great Offer fellow Wing-Cheeser,
The problem is that I am putting on stainless steel lines on the bike. If I have a problem I need to have the bike in my garage in case it needs to set while hustling parts or more fluid etc. Super offer and I really appreciate it.

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Re: Brakes-Would this work?

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:31 am

tunaboy wrote:Great Offer fellow Wing-Cheeser,
The problem is that I am putting on stainless steel lines on the bike. If I have a problem I need to have the bike in my garage in case it needs to set while hustling parts or more fluid etc. Super offer and I really appreciate it.

Tuna


..I could come to your garage as well...
The Mity Vac is really portable....
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Re: Brakes-Would this work?

Postby oldmopars » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:30 am

I have spent the last 22+ years as a mechanic. The best method I have found is free. Gravity. Open the bleeder and let it flow. It is slow, but works every time. This works on cars, trucks, trailers and bikes. With or without abs.

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Re: Brakes-Would this work?

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:04 pm

oldmopars wrote:I have spent the last 22+ years as a mechanic. The best method I have found is free. Gravity. Open the bleeder and let it flow. It is slow, but works every time. This works on cars, trucks, trailers and bikes. With or without abs.



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