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This is a discussion on brake bleeding tools within the Tools forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; need to refresh the brake fluid on my 2001 Camaro (with tc and abs). he has run only about 22.000 ...

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    brake bleeding tools

    need to refresh the brake fluid on my 2001 Camaro (with tc and abs).
    he has run only about 22.000 miles sofar, but it's about five years since the last refresh.

    i want to do it myself (the last time the dealer did it), and it's only to refresh the fluid (no air in the system), so nothing of the brake parts have to be replaced,

    i was looking for a Motive pressure bleeding system or a vacuum system, but i have no experiance with both.
    so my question is, what system is best to use ?

    pressure system:


    Vacuum system:

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    I use a pressurized power bleeder hooked up to my compressor. It works great. with a full master you simply attach the adapter and hook it up, put pressure on the system and hit the bleeders at each corner. Keep an eye on the fluid level and do not put too much pressure on old, rusty brake lines. Should take 30 min or less.
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
    My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k

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    Another vote for the pressure system.

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    thanks for the responce

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    Let us know how it works out for you.

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    I have been using a Mity-Vac vacuum pump style bleeder for years. It works great and I have had zero issues with it. Also, at around $30 for the plastic model it is a very cost effective alternative. Not sure what the other style runs for price.

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    it's going to be a job for the coming winter,
    I don't drive my Camaro from november till march,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I have been using a Mity-Vac vacuum pump style bleeder for years. It works great and I have had zero issues with it. Also, at around $30 for the plastic model it is a very cost effective alternative. Not sure what the other style runs for price.
    Time to upgrade Jeff. No more pumping the handle, you just hook it up, turn on the compressor and open and close the bleeders. Done.

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    I have read some good reviews about the vacuum systems too,
    The good point is, i have a Kia Magentis also and my wife has a Hyundai Getz, with the vacuum system, i don't need any other parts (The master cilindercaps are different)

    The only issue with a vacuum system is, you have to watch the master cilinder carefully, don't get the brake fluid to low.

    When you turn the vacuum system, you can change it to an pressure system, to check for air leaks or something

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