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Old 01-22-2011   #1  
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DIY: Homemade 1-Man Bleeder

Need to bleed your brakes and dont have a partner in crime?
No need to fear!!! <insert super hero name here> is here!

Very simple DIY
$0 cost for me, since I had everything laying around the house

Materials:
A Jar, bottle, or can
Some small tubing
A drill (with drill bit)
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Hot glue gun
Hammer
Nail
Step 1:
Grab a jar, or bottle, or can (preferably clear, so you can see through it)
and some tubing, I used some from a sprinkler system I had, have enough to fit to the bottom of the jar, and about 6" left over

And yes, I got a jar of empty Korean BBQ Sauce....you jelly?
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Step 2:
With a drillbit slightly smaller than the tubing size, drill a hole into the top of the cap of the jar/can/bottle, and stick the tube through the hole
(As some of you drillers know, that a hammer and a nail to hammer a pilot hole through might be easier to drill. If you do this, I would hammer a second "breather" hole next to/near the original hole)

OPTIONAL STEP 3:
If you have a Hot glue gun, I would glue the top and bottom of the cap to ensure the tube will not move around.
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Step 4:
Make sure everything works. Make sure you have a breather hole on your jar/can/bottle! I totally forgot about that and ended up with brake fluid squirting back at me from the pressure.

Some people like to put a little brake fluid in the bottle before starting, so that no air will go back into the bleeder, but totally up to you. I just used a plastic spoon to scoop some from the resevoir and put it in the jar
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Hope that all helps you guys
Have fun.
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ur still letting air in thought ur bleeder valve.

the only true "one man" bleeding job is with a speed bleeder.
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Not if theres fluid in the tubing (which is when your doing the bleed)
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Re: DIY: Homemade 1-Man Bleeder

I used a similar setup, although I got a kit from Harbor Freight. Worked the same exact way. I still had someone there, which kinda defeated the purpose, but the bottle had a giant magnet on it. Worked pretty well for bleeding my clutch too. I like this DiY though. So....how's that Korean BBQ sauce taste?
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Before or after the bleed?

JK, we were testing this brand of kbbq sauce, it was crap compared to the other one
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Re: DIY: Homemade 1-Man Bleeder

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Not if theres fluid in the tubing (which is when your doing the bleed)
when u open the bleeder valve, air gets in thu the threads if ur not careful.


but on a side note, it feels great after bleeding huh?
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