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Old 11-28-2002, 01:12 PM
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Crazy, good idea! I have been thinking in the opposite direction.
I have a plastic 2 gal garden sprayer which I could put the fluid in & then pump it up.
The hand vac. pump isn't working too well. I like your idea! Thanks
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I am with Nort but since it is you DJD how about you get some help from your pickle park friends!!!!! Now get out to your garrage and look for my parts!!!!! Seriously. If you do the gravity feed deel that is mentioned above then it works well but make sure you put it on a hill for assistance. I was always told that since air travels uphill when doing that however that you should start at the farthest one from the master andwork your way up from there. I am sure that either way will get ya working. You can also take out the bolts for the safty if you have a friend to help and then use that as the brake peddal in a car. Hope you get it all working.

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BRAKES!!!!???? WE DON' NEED NO STINKING BRAKES!!!!! Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!!! Hammer down! LOOK OUT FOR THAT ICEBERG!!!
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Old 11-28-2002, 06:04 PM
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Well like Crazyhorse said,Reverse bleeding works every time and on hard to bleed brakes, slave cyl.ect., and other operations, if all else fails the reverse bleeding will get it done, but any of the above will work most of the time
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Old 11-28-2002, 09:21 PM
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year before last at the start of the season my resivior was empty
Lines were empty. not sure how but they were.
I took the boat and trailer up to my local Firestone shop and asked if they could power bleed them.
2 axles, all 4 corners
they took about 45 minutes and I was on my way for 60 bucks
best money spent over the time it would have taken me by myself

Call around, you just never know. I would not have thunk they could do it. But it has been great since
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Old 11-28-2002, 09:24 PM
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Yup. MnFastBoat's got it. Easiest way is to take it to your local brake shop and pay them to pressure-bleed it. Have a cup-o-coffee in the waiting room and pay on the way out. Screw this hands-on bullspit.
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