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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-15-2006, 11:55 AM
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Anybody used the Gunsons ezi bleed kit? If the car is fitted with the one way brake valves as well, it would make the whole job a piece of cake!
I had the Gunison EZI bleed pressure bleeder, and to be honest it was a PIA. The fittings were always braking or leaking pressure, and it just did not seem to be high quality.

I now have a pressure bleeder from Snap-On and I can say it's an absolute joy to use.

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I have the Gunson as well; the caps on the MC really need to be cranked down to hold the pressure. It's a little bit of a pain for me to get out the spare tire, let it down to 10 psi or so, hook it up, keep adding air to the tire to maintain around 10 psi, disconnect it whenever I need to add more fluid to the can, and then pump the spare back up when I'm done. (It would be a little easier if the Spider had a standard cigarette lighter to plug a small compressor into.) I'm going to go the speed bleeder route eventually.

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I have had a Gunsons Eezi-bleed for years and have generally been happy with it. It helps if you only use it on one type of reservoir, since changing caps brings with it the potential for leaks. I only used mine on my Alfas (put all the fittings together nice and tight once with lots of Teflon tape, etc) and never had a leak and it worked great. But I recently swapped caps to use it on my Father in Law's TR-3 and it took three tries before I was able to stem all the leaks.

The speedbleeders look like they are a great thing.

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I have had a Gunsons Eezi-bleed for years and have generally been happy with it. It helps if you only use it on one type of reservoir, since changing caps brings with it the potential for leaks. I only used mine on my Alfas (put all the fittings together nice and tight once with lots of Teflon tape, etc) and never had a leak and it worked great. But I recently swapped caps to use it on my Father in Law's TR-3 and it took three tries before I was able to stem all the leaks.
^^ Exactly. That was the problem I was having with my Gunson.

The Snap-On on the other hand has metal quick disconnect fittings for the caps (like a compressed air line) so you can swap 10x a day and it won't leak.

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My leaks weren't with the Gunson itself so much, but with the MC reservoir. The Gunson cap sealed fine on the center cap threads, but the two caps on each side of center (or more correctly, fore and aft, the ones that have the floats and fluid level sensors under them) needed to be cranked down more than they wanted, and there was still some hissing from them.

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Also, i tried one of those vacuum bleeders as well, biggest POS ever.
What sort of trouble did you have with your vacuum bleeder?

Mine worked like a charm. I've used mine a few times, and never had a problem or a complaint. I think the vacuum gauge is pretty useful, also. Granted, being made of high impact plastic, it's not going to survive long in a shop that does brakes all day. But for the guy who bleeds brakes maybe once a year, it's a bargain.

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How often do you guys bleed your brakes anyway? Under what circumstances?

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How often do you guys bleed your brakes anyway? Under what circumstances?
Once a year or prior to each track day I run.

A complete flush is necessary every two years at an absolute minimum.

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