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      07-13-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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Made a brake pressure bleeder today $12 lol

Im super ready to install my new calipers this weekend but i didnít have pressure bleeder and not wanting to wait the 2 days to receive one from amazon , i hit the home of the pot and made my own and best part it came to a total of $12 vs $75 one plus 2 days to get home. Pretty happy with it hopefully it works if not 12 bucks down the trash lol









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Nice work! Looks pretty sweet and very well done. Let us know how it works.
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      07-14-2018, 11:38 AM   #3
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Where do you get the cap that screws into the brake fluid reservoir?
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Haha nice work
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Guys it fucking works this is the MVP of the day just got done swaping the rear calipers and the home made pump holds pressure and flows ..
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Awesome job. Given the lost cost, it may help other forum members if you listed out the parts you purchased and potentially link them as I can see this benefiting others.
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Well Home Depot for the the canisters and wallyworld for the gauge , the metal adapter some how i had it but saw on amazon you can buy it for 13 bucks
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Where do you get the cap that screws into the brake fluid reservoir?
I some how had it , but you can buy it separate from amazon or ebay
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Do you know that the brake fluid doesn't attack the plastic sprayers? If the plastic is compromised, you'll put foreign material throughout the brake system. Unless you are using only DOT 5 (silicone), I would be concerned
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Im super ready to install my new calipers this weekend but i didn’t have pressure bleeder and not wanting to wait the 2 days to receive one from amazon , i hit the home of the pot and made my own and best part it came to a total of $12 vs $75 one plus 2 days to get home. Pretty happy with it hopefully it works if not 12 bucks down the trash lol
Add a quick disconnect between the master cylinder reservoir cap and tube and you'll be a real baller!


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Do you know that the brake fluid doesn't attack the plastic sprayers? If the plastic is compromised, you'll put foreign material throughout the brake system. Unless you are using only DOT 5 (silicone), I would be concerned
Not a problem if you use the pressure bleed/flush method. That's what I do with my pressure bleeder. I just use it to pressurize the master cylinder reservoir, and if I need more fluid I just take the bleeder off and refill the reservoir.
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Do you know that the brake fluid doesn't attack the plastic sprayers? If the plastic is compromised, you'll put foreign material throughout the brake system. Unless you are using only DOT 5 (silicone), I would be concerned
I guess the 75 dollar one has better plastic;$)
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Add a quick disconnect between the master cylinder reservoir cap and tube and you'll be a real baller!




Not a problem if you use the pressure bleed/flush method. That's what I do with my pressure bleeder. I just use it to pressurize the master cylinder reservoir, and if I need more fluid I just take the bleeder off and refill the reservoir.
No need for the quick disconnect it has pressure relief valve thats the yellow thing you see
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I guess the 75 dollar one has better plastic;$)
At least different plastic. I would expect the Home Depot one to resist the oils and sealers in deck products, but the ethylene glycol in brake fluid wouldn't be expected. I'm not sure what ingredient in brake fluid will attack paint, but whatever it is would damage some plastics.
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No need for the quick disconnect it has pressure relief valve thats the yellow thing you see
The quick disconnect is for when you have to unscrew the cap from the reservoir so you're not fighting the tubing and having it flop all around.

I had the Motive bleeder (cost me $35 new off Amazon, and sold it for the same when I upgraded to the Schwaben unit), and always hated fighting the tubing as I was screwing th cap on and off. The QD on the Schwaben is so much more convenient.
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I guess the 75 dollar one has better plastic
Highly unlikely. There may be potential for long term damage if you stored brake fluid in the tank, but that would pale in comparison for the degradation of the fluid itself when stored in a container not made for the purpose.
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The quick disconnect is for when you have to unscrew the cap from the reservoir so you're not fighting the tubing and having it flop all around.

I had the Motive bleeder (cost me $35 new off Amazon, and sold it for the same when I upgraded to the Schwaben unit), and always hated fighting the tubing as I was screwing th cap on and off. The QD on the Schwaben is so much more convenient.
Cool good idea will add that also thanks
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Highly unlikely. There may be potential for long term damage if you stored brake fluid in the tank, but that would pale in comparison for the degradation of the fluid itself when stored in a container not made for the purpose.
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