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Old 10-08-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
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ok, i updated my brakes this weekend and i ended up having to buy new break bleeder thingys...word of advice, since i did not see this coming...my bleeders were crap, the small holes on the inside were clogged and did not allow any bleeding, possibly cause by water in the system, looked like rust possibly and could not be cleaned, so i bought new ones, cheap...
moral of story, if you are going to do your brakes soon, consider buying new bleeder valves up front and changing them out before they get all shitty
just trying to look out for people...i highly recommend this to everyone, and you could use this as a reason why to flush your brake system...

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speed bleeders. enough said.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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time didnt permit, plus i heared they leak after a while...is that the case?
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I've had them on for about 7 years with no problems.
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i never thought about those, didnt think i would need them, but since im going all out, i just may add those and call it a day
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speed bleeders. enough said.
+1, 3 yrs and no leaks..
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speed bleeders. enough said.
+1 have em on many of my miatas, some over 5 yrs, and never had one leak.
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does everyone get them from same source? which kind do you use?
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fronts take 8mm x 1, rears take 7mm x 1. i used to get mine from speedbleeder.com but lately been getting them from Shore Motorsports because it's much quicker.

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