True only if you don't loosen the bleeder too much. Otherwise, you can still pull air between the threads of the bleeder and caliper, thus the reason some will teflon/seal the threads. Speedbleeders use a sealant on their threads and can be purchased on the site but there is probably an equal available on the commercial market for a much lower price.FullForce said:What I do is submerge the hose attached to the bleed screw in a container with fresh fluid then open the bleed screw and start pumping away on the lever while keeping the resevoir full.
That is the "hot" setup. It allows you to bleed from the top where all of the air is.Chain said:abtech, the line kit I'm ordering has a speed bleeder up top at the MC in lieu of a banjo bolt. Can I accomplish this last important step with what I'm buying?
I've been using Fullforce's suggestion the last couple times, works well especially as a one person operation.FullForce said:What I do is submerge the hose attached to the bleed screw in a container with fresh fluid then open the bleed screw and start pumping away on the lever while keeping the resevoir full. You dont need to close the screw before you let off of the lever because aftre a few pumps the hose will be full of fluid and it cant suck any more air. This method uses more fluid which IMO is a good thing because you get a good flush. Start with the caliper farthest from the master cylinder.
Advance Auto Parts sells that same kit and I have it. It works good but my hoses started swelling from being stretched over the nipples in the kit and from the fluid and it doesnt hold a good seal anymore.Skully said:Harbor Freight sells a $4.00 brake bleeding kit which is worth its weight in gold.
Superman? :rotfl: SuperDave is a nick name I got from friends (ref - SuperDave Osbourne) Believe me, not necessarily a compliment, but earned none the less. :smilebig:maxib said:SD,
Please elaborate or clarify why you say the torque value is 1/2? I just want to know the source of this info (manufacturer, DK, Superman or general concensus type of reference)
It's just that every time I've changed lines on my bikes, I've always used the factory torque values without any problems later. So,...