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Old 12-28-1999, 05:15 PM
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After reading and studying plenty of warning posts on the need to change brake fluid every year and every other subject matter on the dangers of brake fluid handling, I'm about to invest in the Easy Bleed.

Although I'm sure it can be used to force in fresh fluid through the reservoire and push out the old fluid through the bleed nipples (one at a time), can anyone please confirm for me this is one of the uses of this gadget besides just bleeding the system ?
Also, I understand the unit is "powered" by an external air source such as a spare tire.
Any quirks in the setup that I should be aware of ?
Just wanting a setup for a routine brake fluid replacement for my cars, which is a 81 SD, 745 volvo wagon, and a V-6 Camry.
Want to use this gadget on my parents' 81D and 90 300SE as well.
I think one of the caps provided with the Easy Bleed will fit the MBs and the Volvo. Not sure about the Toyota.

Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 12-28-1999, 08:51 PM
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The one possible quirk could be that the caps may have different threads. You may want to see what adapters you need.

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Old 12-28-1999, 09:30 PM
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Thanks, Benzmac.

I believe the kit comes with an assorment of caps that specify which types each one fits.
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Old 12-29-1999, 09:29 PM
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Remember when you bleed the brake system to begin at the furthest wheel from the master cylinder (right rear wheel) and work your way closer. I give the right rear 45 seconds with the EZ Bleed, the left rear 15 seconds, and both front wheels 30 seconds each. And remember before you begin bleeding to fill the resirvoir up to the top and put the cap on. It's definitely a good idea to record the fluid change in your maintenence booklet, or if you don't have one, then make up a tag and wire tie it to the wires that come from the fluid level switches that plug into the resirvoir. MB DOT 4 Plus or Ate DOT 4 is the fluid to use.

Aaron Greenberg
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Old 12-30-1999, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for the reply, Aaron.

Even if it sounds a lot easier then suction bleeding, every bit of tips from experienced users helps.
Knowing which ones to start with really helps and I appreciate it.


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Old 12-30-1999, 08:21 PM
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Please tell me where is a good place to buy the Easy Bleed.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 12-30-1999, 08:40 PM
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Posts: 239, although the easy bleed is not listed at the site.
It is in their mail order catalog, so call them and inquire.
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Old 12-30-1999, 10:00 PM
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If you want to make one yourself, search the mb list something or search the original author under garageboy ,bmw.I made one myself using a bicycle pump,Rubbermaid bottle,junkyard cap(good for both Volvo and MB :ATE reservoir),tubings,rubber stoppers of venepucture tubes,tire valve scavenged outside tire shop(Canadian Tire stores change valves with every tire purchase,therefore plenty of good valves being thrown away daily).

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Old 12-31-1999, 06:19 PM
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Yup, since this is a "push through" type system it's probably easier to rig one up then a suction device.
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Old 01-02-2000, 09:06 PM
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There is another option. I installed "speed bleeders" on a 1983 300SD and 1978 300D. These take the place on the existing bleed valves and allow one person brake bleeding. They may be viewed at
I have no ties with these people, I was able to purge all the old fluid and bleed all brakes in less than one hour. Plan on setting up all my vehicles this way. At approximately $20 a vehicle I feel they are a good alternate to spending $200 + for a pressure bleeder.

[This message has been edited by Dennis Taylor (edited 01-02-2000).]
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