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Bitter 12/16/2005 12:08 AM

HOW TO: Bleed brakes with a DIY Pressure Bleeder
 
Pressure bleeding is probably the quickest and easiest way to oneman bleed a cars brake system. however shop brake bleeders are expensive and well...theyre expensive.

heres a cheap alternative for the DIY'er

http://www.bmw-m.net/TechProc/bleeder.htm

of course with the changes that you wont use GM cap (duh!) and remember to never apply more than 17psi to the brake system.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...r/e137c4e5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...r/e12dd11b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...r/bebd94ad.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...r/f4e166ca.jpg

the cap in the above pictures IS indeed for a ford, not a mitsubishi, but the procedure to do a mitsu one shouldnt be much different. however if you're just going to be using it on one make/model of car you can skip using an air nipple and just use a fitting which is nipple on one side and threaded on the other with the appropriate nut, just like in the BMW DIY article.

if you have any specific questions just PM me and i'll do my best to answer them. :) good luck and good bleeding.

Bitter 05/20/2008 08:37 PM

thought i'd update, i never did build the darn thing completely :lol: never bothered with the adapters at all.

4g64t 12/17/2008 07:26 PM

is it possible to do this with the clutch system also?

EvoAte4Me 12/17/2008 07:28 PM

yes, very possible

EvoAte4Me 12/17/2008 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4g64t (Post 2545402)
is it possible to do this with the clutch system also?

I was taught to pour brake fluid into a small bottle, get a tube that fits over the nipple of the bleeder valve and put in the clean brake fluid bottle, open valve and pump the clutch. Ive never had a problem.

4g64t 12/17/2008 08:50 PM

does the the bottle have to be higher or lower then the bleeder screw? i'm having a hell of a time bleeding my clutch because i didnt bench bleed my master cylinder when i installed it. vacuum bleeding is not working very well either

GSXROFDFW 12/18/2008 08:18 AM

HAHA that is funny. The guy I work next to has a home made brake bleeder also. It works the same as the expensive ones. I would not trust the plastic brake fluid cap though. Even the guy I work next to has the billet alum pressure bleed cap. For everyday use I would use the real deal but I considered making one of these for side jobs at home.

You can also drill a hole in the top of the bottle next to the pump and put a tire schrader valve in it so you don't have to pump it. Just hit it with an air chuck to pressurize.

WanderingPinoy 12/18/2008 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4g64t (Post 2545440)
does the the bottle have to be higher or lower then the bleeder screw? i'm having a hell of a time bleeding my clutch because i didnt bench bleed my master cylinder when i installed it. vacuum bleeding is not working very well either

You still having a hard time with the master cylinder? Did you put in a new one?

4g64t 12/18/2008 09:11 PM

naw im still using the same one but i tried to bleed it again and there are still bubbles it seems like its affecting my shifting... but i was thinking about it again and i didn't adjust my clutch yet duh. but ive never adjusted one before and the tutorial is down in the garage section.


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