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    Alligator Bleed Kit

    Anyone try this kit yet?
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/157...eeding-Kit.htm

    I found another thread that mentions it, but no one actually tried it. So anyone got one that they'd like to post a review?

    Thanks!
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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    I picked it up when I was buying something else but haven't used it yet.
    I may not try it anytime soon.

    The fittings included don't include the Hayes Stroker bleed fitting.
    The packaging isn't very impressive. The box latches don't latch very well.
    You are probably better off keeping the cardboard sleeve to keep the box closed.
    The handle on the box is molded so that it takes up room and doesn't fold.
    The interior is cardbord designed more for display and not in any way practical. I threw it out.

    It includes:
    A syringe marked 'D.O.T 3 or 4 Brake Fluid' another marked 'mineral based oil'
    10-12 fittings.
    1 dinky (3") double sided open end wrench
    2 bits of 6x4mm tubing (maybe 12" each)
    1 bit of 8x6mm tubing (~12")
    2 bits of smaller dia/wall tubing (~2" each)

    The tubing is all stiffer than that included with the so called 'Hayes bleed kit' and all larger diameter with the possible exception of the short bits.

    There is a partial parts list that is enclosed along with a list of 'tools required' that list includes:
    2mm, 3mm and 4mm Allen wrench
    Small Phillips screwdriver
    T7 and T10 Torx key
    26mm spanner
    Fresh brake fluid or mineral oil
    Bottle to catch drained fluid
    (Pretty sure you aren't going to need all of this for any one brake system.)

    installation manual supplied with brake system for proper bleeding information

    Typical high quality Chinese production. (Yes that's sarcasm)
    If the syringes or the fitting selection appeal to you it might be worth the price.
    Otherwise you are probably better off getting the proper OEM bleed fitting for your brakes and some tubing from a hardware or aquarium supply.

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    Wow...That was QUITE the review...

    Alright..You've convinced me...Homemade kits it is...Although...Customers might like to see brand name stuff...
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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    Just a bumpity bump to see if anyone else has tried this. Its the same price as the Mfr's individual kits, seems like if it works it'd be better than paying $25 for one than $25 for each...

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