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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2006, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Speed Bleeders from Centerline

Has anyone tried these speed bleeders from Centerline? Do they work? Are they to good to be true?

Also has anyone used the brake kits from Centerline? Mine are in need of an overhaul and the kit seems like a decent deal. They also have the performance kit with drilled and slotted rotors- Any experience with those?


"The bleeder screw with built-in check valve. When it is time to bleed your brakes, simply loosen the speed bleeder 1/4 - 1/2 turn and pump your brake pedal. When the pedal is depressed, pressure opens the check valve letting air and brake fluid out of the Speed Bleeder. When you release the pedal, the check valve closes and prevents any air from re-entering the system through the Speed Bleeder." from Centerlines description

Any info is appreciated- looking to start on a brake job soon.
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Speed bleeders have been around and in use for several years now and by any report I've heard, do just what they claim to do.

Pricey to be sure, but pay for themselves the first time you have to bleed alone without a pressure bleeder or assistant. (racers tend enjoy that feature quite a bit)




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I put a set of speed bleeders on a 914 project I was working on a year or so ago. Made life so much easier.
I only wish they would have had them when I was an SCCA racer back in the dark ages.
I give them a complete thumbs up. Make the job a one person event, done in about five minutes...

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so once they're tightend do they act like regular bleed screws or do you have to swap them back?

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Once they are in they need not be removed again. (that would require another bleed and reinstallation of the speedbleeders to accomplish )

Mechanically they seal the calipers or cylinders when tightened, and open up a bleed port when backed out a little, same as regular bleeders, except they have a spring and checkball inside to prevent the reversion of air into the system when the pedal is released.

You squeeze pedal, checkball moves and air/fluid comes out, you release pedal and checkball seats to prevent reversion.

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Just another "thumbs up". Work as advertised. I like 'em.

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Sounds like one of those bad boys would be a keen way to bleed your clutch slave, too!....

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This part sounds messy:

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The thread sealant is now available so that you can replace the sealant that has worn off over time. The recommended procedure for applying is as follows:

Remove bleeder. Clean the Speed Bleeder with soapy water to remove any brake fluid or grease and dry. A hair dryer does this nicely. With the brush cap applicator apply a small amount of thread sealant evenly to the threaded portion of the bleeder screw. (Leave the first 1 1/2 threads uncoated. This makes it easy to start threading into the wheel cylinder or caliper without cross threading.) After it is applied, dry with a hair dryer on high setting for about 1 minute. When cool and dry it is ready for installation.
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That's no different from any other bleed screw and something I've always thought of. The speedbleeders are no different on the outside from any other bleed screw. On the other hand, I've never put new sealant on one, speedbleeder or otherwise.

Yeah, I bought one for my clutch when I bought them for my brakes. Haven't installed it yet, though.

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Messy or not, it'll stop leaks (which in reality are probably as unheard of as they are in regular bleeders) and definitely aid in preventing shearing off the bleeder well before it even thinks about coming loose (which you do hear about happenening all the time)

I'd take 10 minutes out of my life every year or two to do it when replacing the fluid anyway.




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I believe that the thread sealant is to prevent air from leaking back into the caliper when the speedbleeder is loose and the brake pedal is released.

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I got one for the clutch slave. and it seemd to work ok. but the head is not metric and I did not have a non-metric ¼ inch I think to fit it. but they do seem to work.

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When I was on the mainland I had one tech put them on almost every brake job that he did - especially if they were repeat customers ;-)

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I'm getting the impression that these are one of those good things everyone should have in order to better facilitate maintenance.
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Well, that or to be the first kid on the block with them




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