Join Date: Nov 2001
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Re: Self Bleeder Screws really work?
I've never used them but I understand they do work. I think I once knew a guy who's cousin knew a guy that used them. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
I never could see the point in them especially the check valve bleed screws. You have to remove each bleed screw, replace it with the check valve then remove that and reinstall the original screw. If you are doing it by yourself, you can't pump the brakes and see the fluid come out so you don't know when you're done.
I'm lazy and seldom get in a hurry so I gravity bleed. Just open the bleed screws, go do something else for a while, and the fluid will force the air out. Be sure to make an occasional check on the master cylinder reservoir level. If you let it go dry, you have to start all over again. The only time I had any trouble was when I did the frame change. When I do brake work, I only work on either the front or the rears at one time and get that bled before I start on the other end. When I did the frame change, the steel lines got air in them so it took longer to bleed it out. And with having both ends open at the same time I had to just keep bleeding all four corners until I got brakes. This cost me to use more fluid than normal, but it cleaned the floor up well.