Not sure what I need. Doing it manually seems like hell.
Definitely one of these will make your life easier and then...Not sure what I need. Doing it manually seems like hell.
Very true. A bike doesn't take much to bleed, especially the rear. Last Xmas, my son and I swapped out the single piston calipers on our Kia Stinger with Brembos (6-pot front and 2-pot rear). We went through more than one 32Oz. bottle of DOT4 until all 8 nipples bled clear clean fluid. Still, with a 2-man crew, bleeding manually was a piece of cake. Personally, I prefer my son pumping the brake pedal with his leg, than me squeezing a vacuum pump by hand. I'm too leery of carpal tunnel for that.It's nothing on a motorcycle since the brakes hold very little fluid.
Yep. Just be wary of how you tilt the little mid line reservoir or else you'll fill the hand pump with brake fluid. Not a big deal, but a pain to clean.Tcullum, I had one of those. It's a fake "mighty vac", isnt it?
It worked really well. I liked it because it held the spent fluid and you dodnt need a separate container. Almost no chance of a spill. That's important, as you guys know, because brake fluid will eat paint. It's especially bad if you get fluid on the frame or swingarm. That paint is so thin, the fluid destroys it, in seconds. It was a good tool, though. Especially if you clean it, 100% , after using it.
I have no experience with reverse bleeding. It looks as if it should work well, but setting it up to catch the overflow seemed a lot of trouble. How do you do it?
It would be too long to explain in a post so here's a video.I have no experience with reverse bleeding. It looks as if it should work well, but setting it up to catch the overflow seemed a lot of trouble. How do you do it?
I have a power vacuum pump, so now I use that along with a reservoir from a cheap venturi-type vac bleeder that I couldn't get to work.
One trick to using vacuum is put brake grease around the bleed nipple to stop air leaks.
Also, the Harbor Freight vac bleeder works fine, but don't allow brake fluid into the pump. It attacks the rubber flapper valve inside. I managed to destroy one that way.