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Old 11-15-2005, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default I got one of those Lisle brake bleed tube/cup kits and the instructions say to loosen the bleeder...

and step on the brake pedal. Won't that let air into the system via the bleeder screw threads?
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Default Is there some pressure forcing fluid into the reservoir at the same time?

If so, you shouldn't have to worry. Also, make sure you just crack the bleeder ever so slightly. Just open it enough to let it start dripping a fine line. It shouldn't be pouring out like water in a faucet.
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Default It could

But only if you let up on the pedal with the bleeder cracked open. If you shut the bleeder before releasing the pedal no air should enter the system.
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Default No force but the master cylinder. I planned on doing a pedal pump bleed

and I wasn't sure if this Lisle tool was accurately described as a "one man bleeder". It was less than $6 and I needed something small to put my Autohausaz order over $50, so I figured I'd take a look at it.
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Default so the "one man bleeder" isn't accurate

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Old 11-15-2005, 10:23 AM   #6
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Default Indeed.

The ways to one man bleed are using either pressure via a forced bleeding system (VAG tool 5234 is what I use here at the job) or using vacuum....most hand vacuum pumps sold nowadays include a self brake bleeding kit.
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Default I figured as much. Oh well, I needed a clear tube anyway

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Default If you can't afford a Motive bleeder (which I highly recommend)...

Sears sells a vacuum bleeder that is slightly cheaper, but somewhat of a pain in the *** to use. Instead of forcing fluid through the system by pushing it from the resevoir and out the bleed screw, you pull the fluid out by opening the screw and applying vacuum. You keep refilling the resevoir with the fresh stuff as the used fluid is bled out of the system.

The Motive bleeder is the more "idiot proof" way and a lot easier.

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Default I didn't want to spend $40+ to do something another foot can do

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Default Unless you get a vacuum bleeder with a mouth like a hooker, I'd skip it.

Most of them, you just press on a hose to the bleeder screw. The friction involved with keeping that hose on the bleeder screw is usually diminished severely as soon as that brake fluid hits it.
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