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Old 07-04-2010, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I'm used to the old 2 man bleeding concept of one guy working the brake pedal while the other cracks the bleeder screw.

What about vacuum bleeding? Has anyone tried it? Would it work with one person just sucking the fluid thru the bleeder screw? Or is it still required to have someone work the pedal?
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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Vacuum bleeding actually works better than the old way of pumping the pedal. It's a one man job and is less messy and more efficient.

Some vehicle's equipped with ABS require a scan tool to activate the ABS pump to allow bleeding.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: WA
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I've tried numerous solutions and have concluded the two man system works the best. I have used speed-bleeders (valved bleed fittings) on my track cars that allow one man bleeding with decent results. Unless you have extreme brake use (track, mountain towing, etc.) you just don't bleed brakes often enough to make mods for it.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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2 man system works best!!! But the abs stuff is a pain and without being able to scan the pumps, suck!
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Two man or a good pump.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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Speedbleeders and a glass jar.
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