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Old 02-16-2001, 10:06 AM
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El Cheapo

Larry you're right The El Cheapo doesn't have a pressure gauge.
Instead I use my digital tire gauge, that's why it is El Cheapo.
It's amazing how many approaches there are for doing a job that has to be one of the easiest there is to do.
I don't see the logic in destroying the resevoir, just empty and swab.
When I pressure bleed I pump the pedal so easily, this dislodges any sediment in the piston bore.
Oh well. to each his own; I've been doing it on my 300E for twelve years and have yet to service a caliper or the master cylinder.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from Houston!!!
Donald, El Cheapo

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You may be surprised at what is there for pressure bleeding your brakes
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Old 02-16-2001, 07:47 PM
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Don,

Call me a bit manic, but I used to work on helicopters so have an acute appreciation for all things hydraulic and hygroscopic (and I'm not an engineer so I usually go the cautious route).

However, I should have mentioned that the reason I trashed the first reservoir (on the 500E) was primarily because gunk of some variety was collecting at the top inside part of the reservoir. There was no way to swab all of it effectively, and since it can be a complete mess replacing the reservoir I opted to proceed, but to suck everything out first.

When I removed it, I was a little bothered by a small amount of rust that was collecting at the input into the master cylinder. So, I decided to yank the 300TE's too, and in that case found no such rust. However, the cleaner reservoir I liked, and since I power bleed mine regularly they will stay that way.
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Old 02-19-2001, 12:31 AM
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Pressure bleed procedure

Donald,

Is bleeding procedure with a pressure bleeder any different than manual bleeding? Do I still need a second person to pump the pedal? I think the Idea on your website is great but I'm still alittle hazy

Thanks Again,

Jason M.
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Old 02-19-2001, 01:57 AM
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Hi Jason

No just you and your pressure bleeder, no pumping that's what the bleeder does for you.
Afix your bleeder hose to the caliper bleed screw and catch the old goop in a bottle and when it runs clear that one is finished.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from Houston!!!
Donald, El Cheapo
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