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A while back I read a thread with interest that CJ had posted. He had used a plastic container, a couple of hoses and a small shop vac to make a vacuum bleeder for doing his brakes. I thought it was particularly ingenious, and as I began working on my bike this week I kept thinking about how I could do the same thing.

Using CJ's bleeder as an example I "borrowed" one of the wife's pint canning jars and drilled two holes in the lid just big enough to shove some plastic tubing into. They fit quite tight so I did not need any sealer. I shoved one all the way down into the jar and the other is just inside the top of the lid. The one I shoved all the way down into the jar I placed over the bleeder screws for the clutch and brakes, the other I simply shoved into the end of the vacuum hose along with some paper towel.

Turn on the vacuum and when you open up the bleeder the fluid starts flowing into the jar. I had to keep an eye on the reservoirs to make sure they didn't go empty.

CJ you sure made my life a lot easier today!! THANKS!!!

Henry



Here's the old brake and clutch fluid....yuck!!!!

 

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Good adaptation! Glad I could help!
 

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That looks suspiciously like the alcohol injection system I use to run on my
62 Chrysler........
 
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