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Old 12-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #8
marsdog
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Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
Eh, you don't need buddies. That process is slower, and more prone to issues afterwards. Get you a Miti-Vac brake bleeder kit for about $25. Some stores might let you rent it. This is a vacuum bleeder. Read the directions. Go bleed your brakes. You'll be done in less than an hour by yourself. Most of that time will be getting proper access to the bleeder nipple.

Now you did have the cap off the master cylinder when you were bleeding- right? If not, you will need a new master cylinder.
You mean leave the master cylinder reservoir open during bleeding? No, I did put the cap back (to avoid squirting fluid, I read somewhere) but disconnected the cable goes into the cap (not sure what that is for). How did this hurt the master cylinder?
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