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Old November 3rd, 2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Phoenix Systems reverse brake bleeder.

Does anyone have/use one? I am wondering if they are actually worth the close to $300 price tag. I have a standard bleeder and seem to still end up with a soft brake pedal.
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i have one got it when they csme out back in the 90s not worth 300 150 maybe
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Getting a buddy to help pump the pedal is a lot cheaper than $300. I have even used a long bar or rod on the pedal and pressed up to the seat to bleed brakes and haven't had an issue. If you need a bleeder tool a hand vac works fine.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 11:44 PM   #4
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I've used speed bleeders since I started doing my own brakes years ago and they work great. No need for another person.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #5
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Getting a buddy to help pump the pedal is a lot cheaper than $300. I have even used a long bar or rod on the pedal and pressed up to the seat to bleed brakes and haven't had an issue. If you need a bleeder tool a hand vac works fine.
Having a buddy help isn't usually feasible with my new job anymore. I rarely am able to meet up with friends, and even using that way I ALWAYS still have a spongy pedal and I f'in hate it.

The Hand vac I have even ends up with a spongy pedal all the time.

My flatfender used to have very hard brakes, and I have never been able to get that back after I changed the front wheel cylinders. My Suburban is the same way, and now I have to bleed my YJ soon.

I would get my uyse out of it, I just want to know if they are worth a damn.
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Sometimes you just let them gravity bleed for a while and it will help. Also make sure the shoes are adjusted right to the drums.
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Sometimes you just let them gravity bleed for a while and it will help. Also make sure the shoes are adjusted right to the drums.
thats what i do most of the time works like a champ
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