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Old 04-02-2009, 07:09 PM
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What would recommend for one man brake bleeder?
Sometimes I am alone, so what method works best for brakes bleeding?
What brand of tube benders would you recommend?

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I use a piece of clear tubing that fits snug over my bleed valves after I crack it open. The other end I stick in a clear bottle with the end of the tube in some brake fluid.
I pump the pedal a few times . Works best if you can set it up so you can see the bottle and watch the bubbles. This may take more then one time so you will need to add fluid berfoe you suck more air in the line. . And no air can get back in the line because it is in brake fluid.
I found this way on this site from another member.
You can also replace your bleed plugs with ones thet allow one person bleeding.
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Motive pressure bleeder. Could not get a firm pedal on the wife's car with a mityvac silverline, put the Motive on it firm pedal first time.
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Second vote for the Motive power bleeder. I've tried various vacuum bleeders but I always ended up with leaks around the bleed plugs so I couldn't tell if the fluid had bubbles or the tubing was introducing bubbles. No problems with the Motive pressure bleeder. When the bubbles are gone...you are done!
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