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Old 09-30-2021, 02:36 PM
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Default Pneumatic brake bleeder recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for a pneumatic brake bleeder. Harbor Freight has one for about 20 bucks that has fairly good reviews, but it is all plastic. I'm not opposed to spending more, but I'm not interested in manually flushing and bleeding my trailer brakes any more. What have you used and can recommend?

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Old 09-30-2021, 03:12 PM
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I have the harbor freight vacuum bleeder. It works ok. Had to do a little plumbing to get the hoses connected and to stay fastened. But once I did, it worked great. For my Harley I decided to skip the vacuum set up and use these brake bleeder check valves. These were the cats A $ $ for bleeding the brakes.

https://www.amazon.com/RUSSELL-63956...98789695&psc=1

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Old 09-30-2021, 03:24 PM
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andersaki, sent you a PM.

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Old 09-30-2021, 03:24 PM
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One of these -
https://www.motiveproducts.com/colle...nd-marine-kits

Works great on my Ranger trailer with UFP-A60 actuator. If you live in the Minneapolis area I would let you use it.
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:40 PM
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I purchased a Robinair Vacuum pump many years ago, and every time that I have used it over the years for bleeding brakes, it has worked very well.

https://www.robinair.com/products/va...fm-vacuum-pump

Keep fluid in the master cylinder.

Attach the vacuum pump with an attached bleeder cup, open the bleeder valve and suck away until there are no more bubbles. Close the bleeder valve. Top off the master cylinder and you are good to go.

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Old 09-30-2021, 09:41 PM
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Common,
One of the best methods possible to use to bleed brakes as your post illustrated.
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Old 10-01-2021, 06:55 AM
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What I like about this bleeder versus the vacuum style is you don't have to worry about keeping the actuator reservoir full. I can watch the fluid level in the pressure tank while I'm bleeding the brakes. Makes it a one person job!!!
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:25 AM
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andersaki, sent you a PM.

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PM replied.

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Old 10-02-2021, 04:51 AM
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check out the ones on eBay. I was going to put new disc brakes on my old trailer and the ones on eBay were what I was going to get. but then I crashed my boat. the ones I was looking at can also be used to drain the oil from my Mercruiser.
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