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    Vacuum brake bleeders?

    I've been using an easibleed over the years although now it is knackered.

    Anyone use a vac bleeder? Handheld ones are similarly priced on ebay compared to a replacement easibleed.

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    Bought one of those the other day. I could not get it to work properly so gave up and bought another Easibleed! I hope that helps?
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    Best one I had was a Mac tools one that went on the airline, sold it on here to UB/Oakie IIRC.

    http://www.mactools.co.uk/rate-mac-t...ke-bleederevac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    Bought one of those the other day. I could not get it to work properly so gave up and bought another Easibleed! I hope that helps?
    I though they might be too good to be true

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    Quote Originally Posted by GVK View Post
    Best one I had was a Mac tools one that went on the airline, sold it on here to UB/Oakie IIRC.

    http://www.mactools.co.uk/rate-mac-t...ke-bleederevac
    I'd like an airline one although no good if on a track day unless it'd work off a mini compressor?

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    I tried, didn't work for me. Pressurised brake bleeders much better IMO.

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    I bought one of these it works well enough.

    https://www.sealey.co.uk/product/563...leeding-system
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    Quote Originally Posted by edh View Post
    I tried, didn't work for me. Pressurised brake bleeders much better IMO.
    This, or just open the tits and have some patience.
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    I've used both pressure and vac, I find the vac one always loses most of the vacuum around the loosened nipple (oo-er), the pressure one works fairly OK, I use it mostly on clutches, but it's hard to beat a good right leg on the pedal.

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    I use the girlfriend method to bleed brakes, if I'd used a pressure bleeder I doubt I would have found that one of the front brake calipers was squeaking under hard pedal pressure

    Puzzled by this I decided to loosen the caliper bolts and have my assistant press the pedal hard again, no more squeaking

    You would never hear the squeaking during normal driving because the only time you'd use that much pedal pressure is when on track or when there is a lot of noise masking the sound

    It seems the caliper had seated slightly off parallel with the disc, but it wasn't enough to make the pads wear unevenly

    With my assistant pressing the brake pedal I tightened the caliper bolts, and then my assistant immediately reported that the pedal feel was much harder

    I drove the car round the block later and my assistant was right, the pedal feel was much improved

    In all the years I've owned the car I'd never even considered that the the calipers could seat incorrectly

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    Another thing they won't show you is a pregnant flexible hose.

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    Or a pregnant girlfriend.
    It's literally a Diamond shaped Hell at times
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