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View Poll Results: How do you bleed...? Bench bleed your master cylinder that is...
With outputs plugged... 6 16.67%
With hoses running from outputs back into reservoirs... 26 72.22%
Other... 4 11.11%
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Old 19th-November-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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How do you bleed? Bench bleed that is...

Do you prefer to bleed with plugs in the outputs or with tubes running from the outputs back into the reservoir...?
If "other"...please explain...
Thanx!

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Old 19th-November-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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I've always done it the old school way.
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Old 19th-November-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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I've always done it the old school way.
And how's that...?
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Old 19th-November-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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Are you having trouble with them?
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Old 19th-November-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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Do you prefer to bleed with plugs in the outputs or with tubes running from the outputs back into the reservoir...?
If "other"...please explain...
Thanx!
Either way works just fine.
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Old 19th-November-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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I do it like this:




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Old 19th-November-2012, 10:26 AM   #7
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Old 19th-November-2012, 10:38 AM   #8
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I have done it both ways and the plastic plugs work just fine. Do it with whatever you have available.
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Old 19th-November-2012, 10:43 AM   #9
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Are you having trouble with them?
I am replacing it soon and was curious how most of you do it....
I've seen it done both ways....
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Old 19th-November-2012, 05:26 PM   #10
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Hummmm.... I've never bench bled anything and never had a problem getting the air out of the system. I hate the thought of dripping brake fluid on anything.
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Old 19th-November-2012, 09:27 PM   #11
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I used the plugs this time. Just be prepared to pump that cylinder for a while to get the air out. The rear compartment seems to take longer than the front.
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Old 19th-November-2012, 11:50 PM   #12
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How do you bleed?

Step 1 - Get a sharp knife

Step 2 - Cut finger with sharp knife

Step 3 - bleed



Sorry I could not pass that up!!

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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:07 AM   #13
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Step 1 - Get a sharp knife

Step 2 - Cut finger with sharp knife

Step 3 - bleed



Sorry I could not pass that up!!

step 4- swear
step 5 - grab a beer
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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:11 AM   #14
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step 4- swear
step 5 - grab a beer
Yes!! To ease the pain and slow down the bleeding by holding onto the can with the cut finger!!

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Old 20th-November-2012, 08:22 PM   #15
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Recently replaced a MC and booster on my 71 Corvette. Those that have done this can appreciate it when I say it was no fun, ie: the upper left booster bolt!!! The instructions were to do the plug method, worked very well. Used to do the old standard bleed hoses back into the reservoir method. I think both methods work well if done correctly.
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