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Old 12-31-2012, 05:04 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by amc49 View Post
They pass way too much air right at your fitting through the threads, you will seem to get air forever and it will not go away
That is covered in the directions. Even bubbles are ok, uneven bubbles are not.

Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot
'Brake fluid does not compress. So if you put the cap back on, then you have someone open up a bleeder, push fluid out, tighten the bleeder, and then let up on the pedal, things can break.'
Originally Posted by amc49 View Post
Perhaps that is a difference between one man and two man bleeding. I KOed a master cylinder with a one-man kit years ago because I put the cap back on. I can count the number of times I bled with a helper on one hand. That's why I recommend the Miti-Vac, and suggest that people read the directions which explain what happens when you use the supplied hard plastic nipples. I don't always use their plastic nipples. As much as I can, I force the clear hose over the brake nipple so there is nowhere for the vacuum action to draw air into the bleeder.

Originally Posted by amc49 View Post
If person inside car cannot be relied on to follow direction 100% (not 98 or 99%) correctly, then you cannot do the bleeding right. Exact communication there is essential.
And that's why I can count the number of times I've done it with a partner on one hand. The $5 one man bleeder kit is ok. I've gone through several of those, but you're just as well off with punching a hole in the top of an empty container of brake fluid then running a hose into that.

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