Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: High Point, NC
Model Year: 2008
Color: Billet Silver Metallic
Re: Brake bleeding process
I was trying to see what I was misunderstanding about henni's suggestion.
I've done the brakes multiple times, but with the vacuum source, I've always gotten more air leakage around the threads than I would like. If I tighten the screw to minimize the leak, I also reduce the flow of brake fluid. I'm comfy that I have a good seal on the tube connecting to the bleeder screw. I've not found a happy spot with the vacuum method.
OTOH, the pressure method works great, but the device I used sucked (pun intended) when sealing the cap over the fluid reservoir. The universal cap simply would not seal and hold a positive psi without leaking.
Of course these are all solo methods. Next time I may draft one of the kids (if they're around) when I do a brake fluid change and just use the two-person method.
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