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    As per title, has anyone purchased a vacuum bleeder from Ebay such as this one? Professional Hand Held GUN Vacuum Pump Brake Bleeder Auto Garage CAR Brake Tool | eBay Was it of reasonable quality or junk?
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  • #2
    Subcribed. Was thinking of buying too.
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    • #3
      30c for 1 mtr of 4mm clear PVC tubing from Bunnings is all you need. Cut it into 3 equal lengths and you have 3 kits that will last you roughly 5 years.
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      • #4
        For a bike it's just overkill because it's quite easy to reach the lever/pedal and the bleed nipple at the same time.

        For a car or trailer it makes a huge difference because you can do it on your own, so long as you remember to keep topping up the reservoir. I got the cheaper one ($30 or so) and it was fine the one time I've used it so far.
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        • #5
          Bought something like that a few years ago.

          Worked ok the first time, still a bit fiddly though.

          Went to use it the second time, a few months later. The seal inside was stuffed and the thing didn't work.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Phildo View Post
            Worked ok the first time. Went to use it the second time, a few months later. The seal inside was stuffed and the thing didn't work.
            Mine too. I think perhaps you're supposed to rinse it out, which I didn't do. I fixed it with some teflon tape.
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            • #7
              I've bought one, haven't used it yet, going by what is said above I'll be sucking through a heap of water to clean it out when I'm done. Sounds like the seals aren't up to brake fluid for long periods of time

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              • #8
                I've been using one of these for several years. I use it on the cars and the bike. Cars with ABS usually require you to use a pressure bleeder hence I purchased this simple tool off eBay in the UK for about $40.

                It uses one of the tyres as the pressure source. The kit comes with different size master cylinder caps that will fit most cars. With the bike I got hold of an old cap from a wrecker and that's now been added to my kit. You have to drill a 10mm hole to accept the fitting.

                I've had no issues with the quality of rubber washers or seals.

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                In fact I made a video of me using it on my big shots car for the fellas on the Benz forum.

                Last edited by Scott52; 30-01-2014, 04:13 PM. Reason: Added link to Video
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                • #9
                  Check out the how to section, there's a thread to make your own.
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                  • #10
                    Had to bleed the clutch line on the troopy yesterday, dragged this thing out of its case and hooked it up. The one I got cost all of thirty bucks and the pump puts a vacuum in the collection pot, ie fluid doesn't go anywhere near the pump.

                    It worked like a bloody charm - there was no way I could have done this on my own without something like this and seriarsely, for thirty bucks it's not worth fucking around trying to DIY.

                    :edit: just checked your link. Exactly the one I got, just mine was a bit cheaper.
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