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View Poll Results: Which method of brake bleeding do you use?
Speedbleeders (check valves installed at each wheel) 1 4.00%
PowerBleeder (device for applying pressure to MC) 10 40.00%
Old Fashioned Two Person Pump and Bleed 11 44.00%
I don't - the dealer does it 3 12.00%
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Old 10-10-2002, 09:54 PM
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Hello Jim
Driving in rain is refered to as *liberal application of solvent*. All iron and steel rust and alloys corrode, plus the 90-100F year round ambient temp stress a/c and cooling systems beyond 100%.
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Old 10-11-2002, 01:20 AM
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I use one of three methods depending on my mood. Gravity bleed, old fashion 2-man method or my home made pressure bleeder.

Gravity bleed works great when you have other things to do at the same time. Just don't get distracted and forget to check the flow rate and resevoir level .

Pressure bleeder when I'm home alone and in a hurry.

And, I last used the 2-man method while ressurrecting the 560. The then 5 year old wanted to help, so she got the priviledge of pressing the brake and holding until I told her to let up. A few more complete brake jobs, and she'll be a champion brake bleeder like Larry Bible's daughter .
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Old 10-11-2002, 04:46 AM
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Hi Mike

Could you please elaborate on the Gravity Bleed method .... is this safe to use on cars equiped with ABS ???

Thanks in advance for your reply ...
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