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Old 06-21-2004, 08:41 PM
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pressure brake bleeding

I bought a ball type brake bleeder at an auction a while back without any instructions. I have made it work okay on the vehicles I have used it on, but would like some info on the basic use. For instance, should I leave air pressure attached to the ball, and if so, how much line pressure? How full should the ball be, and does it make much difference? Should the small gate valve on the ball that controls the flow into the hose that attaches to the master cylinder be turned out all the way, or is there a way to know how much the valve should be turned? If I can get these questions answered, that would really make my day!

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Old 06-22-2004, 07:36 PM
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It's been almost 30 years since I used one of those. If I remember right, we had a pressure gage on the one that I used. We did not bleed the pressure off when we weren't using it. I think we only put about 25 psi in it at a time. The valve for the hose controls how much fluid goes thru it. Since the whole idea is for the fluid to keep the master cyl full, I don't really think it needs to be all of the way open.
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