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Re: Leaky drum brake cylinder?

Decent video.

I'm a massive fan of Brake Spanners BTW. The guy's using an open ended spanner. Which can round brass connectors and bleed nipples.

He also mentions the nipple twisting the pipe sometimes. A squirt of WD and a rub around the pipe with a bit of wire wool can often remove the dirt/surface corrosion that causes this.

As TTT says a pipe from the bleed nipple into a jam jar with some fluid in, to cover the pipe end, means if you and the pumper (often her indoors who hasn't a clue ) get out of sync you're not sucking air in again. Less mess as well.

Don't recycle fluid, use new.

A photo of the shoes/springs before starting if you aren't certain about how they go back on.
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