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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12th October 2007
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I'll probably get shot for this on the forum,but I am wearing my bullet proof vest....

99% of all pressure bleeders are a complete waste of time....

Why bother with them if you have a friend that understands the commands 'UP' or 'DOWN'?

The only car I wouldn't bleed the brakes on by the method I wrote is any 90's-ish Vauxhall which had master cylinder seals made from dog poo........and then you have to tell your assistant to push the pedal down,but not to the floor.

Why spend money when everyone has a friend/partner......do you?

Thanks,over and out......I'm dodging bullets as we speak.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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Hi lagdti,
I will bow to your better jugment.But if I had to replace the brake fluid on a complete system using your method,the first thing I would do is find somewhere quiet and have a good cry.What say you Gareth.
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Hi what can i say hum hum well i have used the gunson easy bleed system for the last 35 years and it works fine for me i can only say what i know to be true;If you live on my road where every one thinks they are it and know one would pump your pedal for you then the only way to bleed the bleeding brakes is to use the gunson system sorry for the pun but i couldnt help my self lol Gareth .
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whilst i realise that i am drifting of the original thread some what ( but the answer did come swiftly) i have to admit that i'm with lagdti on this, no need to waste money on 'bleeders'. used to think that i was the only 'smart ' who used the second-man-at-the-wheel method. even made a 'bib', from plastic milk bottle, to hang off the nipple to catch the fluid if/when it came out. true, the only draw-back is persuading your better-half to listen closely to your shouts, as she stands on the pedal !
and i have changed fluid in a system with this method! once you get a rhythm going, it's easy. the milk bottle 'bib' came in handy for this one. just remember to keep an eye on the fluid level, though.
by the way, jango, all you needed to do in the first place was get a g-clamp round your caliper and piston - replace the pad with a small piece of wood - and gently and slowly compress the piston back in. again, keep an eye on fluid level - a clean syringe comes in handy for the excess(get 'em in printer re-inking packs).
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thanks for all the replies and advice guys. i got it sorted now used the second man/ missus technique in the end.
also managed to snap one of the bleeding nipples whilst trying to loosen it so ended up having to go to the scrappy for another calliper. ( easier than trying to drill the snapped one out ).
that was a learning curve for me though....it is nice to have confidence in the brakes again
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