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Bleeding brake cylinders on M151A1

harryhr

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I just replaced the master cylinder and wheel cylinders on my 1967 M151A1. I was recently told that I could not bleed the wheel cylinders by pumping the brake pedal (because it would destroy the rubber in the new cylinder's). How else would I bleed the brake system?
 

MarkM

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You got some bad info. Easiest way is to have someone help you and bleed the brakes. Start with the wheel cylinder farthest from the master cylinder and work your way up.

Mark
 

harryhr

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Bleeding the brakes using the brake pedal pumping action was the only way I was taught, kinda threw me off.
. Did not sound right to me. Just asking to double check. Oh, and by the way, when I was a young kid, I worked at a gas station, and did have a lady that would come in after winter to have her caris tires replaced with summer air and just before winter had her tires replaced with winter air.
 

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Thank you for the confirmation. Much appreciated.
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AND, if you have a little time, and a trip to the hardware store...
Here is a power bleeder (see attached pics)

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This one (down below) is the store bought version with a rubber bladder between the fluid and the air reservoir.

Brake Bleeder.jpg
 

Mullaney

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Thanks for the info and pic's, much appreciated. I will check that out.
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The home brew bleeder is a pretty good piece of equipment. It requires a fair amount of fluid to function - and whatever you do - don't let your fluid get too low. When it starts pushing air and bubbles, it will drive you crazy.
The steel ball (commercial bleeder) separates the fluid from the air with a rubber bladder...
 
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