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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 09, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone used this bleeder before?

http://www.phoenixsystem.com/product...ke_bleeder.htm

I saw it on TV and was thinking about buying one to bleed my new brakes lines.

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Re: Anyone used this bleeder before?

i saw it used on an episode of "Gearz" last week. Looks pretty cool how it makes the air go up into the MC instead of out the bleeder screw.

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Re: Anyone used this bleeder before?

That is where I saw it. The reason I want to use it is because I changed my brake lines and just need to fill them and bleed. I don't want to waste all the fluid in the calipers or rear wheel cylinders.

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Re: Anyone used this bleeder before?

I bought one of these a few years ago and used it on my 69 (OE style disc/drum setup); I will never use any other kind of bleeder. I guess it is possible that one of the professional pressure systems works better, but for a guy working on his hobby car, this was the best one I have ever used.

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i bought one of these a few years ago and used it on my 69 (oe style disc/drum setup); i will never use any other kind of bleeder. I guess it is possible that one of the professional pressure systems works better, but for a guy working on his hobby car, this was the best one i have ever used.

Sold!

That backs up my thoughts.

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Re: Anyone used this bleeder before?

I didn't even bench bleed the master... I thought the holdoff valve might cause a problem, but all went well.

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Re: Anyone used this bleeder before?

I have replaced the master (bench bled it), calipers, cylinders etc. I replaced the lines and don't want to waste a lot of fluid. The hold off only works in the opposite direction from this tool.

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Re: Anyone used this bleeder before?

Interesting - how does it work? Does it draw fluid from a jar and push it backwards from the bleeder toward the MC? If so - how can you tell when you're done? Do you need to have someone else watching for air bubbles at the MC? Confused.


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I bought one of these a few years ago and used it on my 69 (OE style disc/drum setup); I will never use any other kind of bleeder. I guess it is possible that one of the professional pressure systems works better, but for a guy working on his hobby car, this was the best one I have ever used.
did you buy yours straight from the company or is it availiable elsewhere?

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Re: Anyone used this bleeder before?

I bought mine from the link in the first post. List is $135. The link has it for $98. Buy $99 then shipping is free. I did that. Find a little something you need for free.

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I bought mine from the link in the first post. List is $135. The link has it for $98. Buy $99 then shipping is free. I did that. Find a little something you need for free.
I must be doing something wrong because when I "add it to my cart" the price is $148.50??

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I bet that includes shipping?

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I bought mine from the link in the first post. List is $135. The link has it for $98. Buy $99 then shipping is free. I did that. Find a little something you need for free.
You bought it today but there's no discount that I can see in the link?????
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SORRY! Here is where I bought it.

https://www.tooltopia.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=8196

Spend $99 and free shipping.

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Re: Anyone used this bleeder before?

I just bought one also. I'll let you know how it works. I have 2 cars will all new brake lines, master cylinder etc. that I have to do so I can drive them.

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