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Old 10-02-2017, 11:53 AM
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Great info!
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Sooo....When will the "Stielow Bleeder" be available for purchase?
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:36 PM
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Mark, where did you find the reservoir cap?
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:27 PM
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I use one of these for filling cooling systems....

https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/p...TEM-AIR-PURGE/

From what you are describing and show it is almost exactly as this works for cooling. It draws vacuum down and makes sure there are no leaks, then with the hose dropped into the coolant you open the valve and it forces it into the entire system. I haven't had to burp a system since 1996 when I bought this.


A system like this for brake fluid would be incredible!!!
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:11 AM
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This one works better

Power Probe BA04 Brake Bleeder Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0037668CI..._xYqT8ERFtwZLL

Seals a lot tighter.

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Old 10-07-2017, 09:15 AM
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I use one of these for filling cooling systems....

https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/p...TEM-AIR-PURGE/

From what you are describing and show it is almost exactly as this works for cooling. It draws vacuum down and makes sure there are no leaks, then with the hose dropped into the coolant you open the valve and it forces it into the entire system. I haven't had to burp a system since 1996 when I bought this.


A system like this for brake fluid would be incredible!!!
I fought bleeding brakes for years. This system works great for me. If you don't do the vacuum part and just the pressure part that works very well also. If you try it make sure you have a stock GM resivoir. I have no idea what will happen with aftermarket parts.

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Old 10-12-2017, 04:42 PM
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Mark,

I really like this idea! As with many ideas, it seems so logical once you see it, but I had never thought of it. I have a few follow-up questions please:
  • Have you attempted this same method on your hydraulic clutch system?
  • What tank did you use on the pressure side to hold the fluid? It looks like a Canton tank, with a modified top (to seal) and bottom (for a larger fitting)?
  • Is 50-psi pressure a 'magic' number for the pressure side? I'm curious if a lower-pressure would be sufficient (perhaps for the clutch which is not as robust of a reservoir)?
  • Finally, when you topped off the final fill, did you have to suck fluid out to achieve that level after you released the pressure? You mentioned an extension on the bottom of the cap, but it's not clear to me how that helps...
Sorry for all of the questions, but I would like to replicate this in the near future as I'll be filling my own brake system soon. I'd prefer to learn from experience vs. having to do it by trial and error. I have the cap on order (should have been here already but for a shipping snafu...).

Thanx for sharing!
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The phoenix bleeder does pressure or vacuum but not to this degree. Something I need to look closer at before we do the next brake system.
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