Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-07-2016, 02:58 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 20
Anyone use Speed Bleeders on brakes?

Looking to bleed my brakes for the first time when 1) the car wasn't covered under a service plan or 2) I had access to a bleeder at a shop.

Anyone use Speed Bleeders, specifically on their W124? They're those little valve things that replace the standard bleeder screws.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-07-2016, 04:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,127
I've used them on Jaguars, which have notoriously hard to bleed rear brakes. They make the job much easier.

They depend on an air tight seal on the threads, and for this reason, they are coated with a thread dressing. It will last a long time, but when it wears off, you may as well toss them.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-07-2016, 05:32 PM
Jorn's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: TheFlyingDutchManInHollywood
Posts: 3,607
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mxfrank View Post
I've used them on Jaguars, which have notoriously hard to bleed rear brakes. They make the job much easier.

They depend on an air tight seal on the threads, and for this reason, they are coated with a thread dressing. It will last a long time, but when it wears off, you may as well toss them.

Hadn't used my Power Bleeder for a couple of years. Had to replace the rubber hose, when I was ready to use it again break fluid all over the place. No tight fit anymore. When they work they are worth their money, makes it a breeze.
__________________
Black on Black 1979 300CD (sold), 1990 Black 300SE, Silver 1989 Volvo 780 Bertone...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-07-2016, 05:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 3,213
I have not had to use them, instead I just use a DIY bleed bottle in a way that the tubing and entire bottle with liquid is above the hub level but below the master cylinder level.

This keeps the caliper under liquid and doesnt let air back in. Just pump away slowly and air gets expelled out.
__________________
1995 E300D - The original humming machine (consumed by Flood 2017)
2000 E320 - The evolution (consumed by flood 2017)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-08-2016, 05:23 AM
optimusprime's Avatar
Trevor Hadlington
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Worcestershire in England
Posts: 923
Quote:
Originally Posted by JP-8 View Post
Looking to bleed my brakes for the first time when 1) the car wasn't covered under a service plan or 2) I had access to a bleeder at a shop.

Anyone use Speed Bleeders, specifically on their W124? They're those little valve things that replace the standard bleeder screws.
Please if you do replace the standard bleeders , can i ask for the size of them , so i can replace 4 on my 260E . This makes the job easy ,just open up ,and push down on brake pedal.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page