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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008

    Anyone use an automotive system to bleed their brakes?

    I've been through two Avid bleed kits, and after a few months the seals on the syringes/hoses eventually fail. I'm fed up with the whole system and am looking for an alternate solution. I've seen the DIY kits people have made, but they are essentially the same setup, and will probably fail the same way.

    Has anyone used an automotive system (such as the Mityvac Mityvac MV8000 Automotive Test and Bleeding Kit : : Automotive) to bleed their avid brakes? I have the brass fittings to thread into the brakes...would something like this work (assuming i keep the vacuum pressures low)?

    Any alternatives that don't involve syringes would be ideal.
    Last edited by MCS5280; 03-30-2013 at 02:12 PM.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    I see no reason why, with the right fittings, it would not work, but I have never had the problem you are describing with my bleed kit, either at home, or at the shop (Avid professional). I clean my syringes/lines/fittings when I am finished bleeding by blowing out as much fluid as possible, then drawing up some alcohol and swishing it back and forth. Never had any issues doing that.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    2nd that on cleaning everything with alcohol after use.I am on my 2nd year with the same syringes

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