Stainless Steel Lines/ Harbor Freight

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Stainless Steel Lines/ Harbor Freight

Post by tunaboy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:44 am

I ordered a set of stainless brake lines off of Ebay. I can say that they are a big improvement over the OEM units. I am very CHEAP and tried several of the DYI methods of bleeding the brakes and still had problems getting the air out, most of the problem was with the front brakes. I spent $6 for a one man bleeder jug and $2 for a squeeze bottle to back fill the brake lines. I probably spent 3-4 hours trying to get the fronts purged of air with little success. I then went to Harbor freight and bought a hand pump vacuum. In 10 minutes I had the fronts working. Of course I should have went to HF first. They now have the pump on sale for $20 and there is a 20% off coupon I think you can use. This seems like a pretty good tool. This is the first one I have ever used so I have nothing similar to compare it to but it did what I needed it to do.

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Re: Stainless Steel Lines/ Harbor Freight

Post by Johnyy Smoke » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:26 pm

give it a couple of days and see if they need bleeding again. Regards, Johnyy

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