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Author: Subject: Air tight = water tight ?
Simon

posted on 23/10/20 at 06:50 PM Reply With Quote
Air tight = water tight ?

I want to bleed my Beetle brakes and am thinking of modifying a double barrel foot pump.

The theory is to separate them, use one to act as a slave cylinder to push the brake pedal, the other to act as master cylinder from whichever brake I am doing and connecting them with hose pipe and using water as the fluid between the two.

What do you think?

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rusty nuts

posted on 23/10/20 at 08:26 PM Reply With Quote
Gunsons easibleed works well for £20
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Mr Whippy

posted on 23/10/20 at 10:26 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Simon
I want to bleed my Beetle brakes and am thinking of modifying a double barrel foot pump.

The theory is to separate them, use one to act as a slave cylinder to push the brake pedal, the other to act as master cylinder from whichever brake I am doing and connecting them with hose pipe and using water as the fluid between the two.

What do you think?


Your nuts.

What happened to just asking someone to press the brake pedal for you or do you live on a desert island?



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Simon

posted on 23/10/20 at 11:12 PM Reply With Quote
I like to make things difficult, don't like to ask for favours and car is at work so bit awkward to get help. I thought it was quite a good idea. Maybe I'll do the eazibleed instead
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snapper

posted on 24/10/20 at 07:40 AM Reply With Quote
Easybleed does what you are trying to achieve with a foot pump and works.
Runs off tyre pressure





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britishtrident

posted on 24/10/20 at 01:47 PM Reply With Quote
Just buy the right pro tool --- not expensive single man bleeding in seconds better than mucking about with an eezibleed toy Pressure Ebay link

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coyoteboy

posted on 25/10/20 at 02:08 AM Reply With Quote
Eezibleed has worked just fine on every car I've used it on.





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rusty nuts

posted on 25/10/20 at 06:54 AM Reply With Quote
The problem with the type shown by BT is it only comes with one”cap” , alright it is the type with the same thread as a lot of modern cars but with the straight fitting it has access is limited on a lot of cars, you have to use a cap with a right angled fitting AND most importantly it WILL NOT fit an air cooled Beetle which is why I suggested an Easibleed. The OP doesn’t say if his is a classic or modern type Beetle I know
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Simon

posted on 25/10/20 at 04:48 PM Reply With Quote
It's a 1303 Got an eezibleed now need to find the time to do it!
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rusty nuts

posted on 25/10/20 at 06:52 PM Reply With Quote
You need to check there is a cap to fit the reservoir in the kit ,if not modify your existing item making sure the top surface is flat and can seal . Use the spare tyre with an absolute maximum pressure of 20 PSI in fact 15PSI will work with less chance of leakage from the cap
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Simon

posted on 26/10/20 at 11:08 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah, there are two similar sized small caps in the box and one of those does indeed fit the Beetle reservoir
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