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Re: brake Drain
Hairy green toads from Mars made Al Powell say:
> > From: Chris Newbold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Would it be reasonable for me to attempt to flush my brake
> > system, given some fluid, the right sized wrench, some
> > tube and a container, the spare-tire jack and some
> > mechanical inclination?
> I think you can do it yourself - BUT - not unless you add two
> jackstands so that you can put your body under the car safely. DO
> NOT - I say again - DO NOT - attempt to do work under the car while
> it's on the jack. Actually, if you can borrow jackstands and get all
> four corners up at the same time, it will go faster.
Amen. Never work under a car being held up by a jack.
> Also - if you don't know how to do this, post again asking for a
> specific procedure. (Or check the archives - seems this has been
> discussed not too long ago...) I've always reqruited an assistant to
> do the brake pumping for me, so I can open and close the bleeder
> valve under the car. Call me old fashioned....
Imparts sells a nice "1-person" brake bleeder kit that a friend
bought and loves. It's a little hand pump with a pressure gauge
and some hose to connect it. He says it cuts his bleed time in half.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) email@example.com
Digital Equipment Corporation (603)-881-1294
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Nashua, NH 03062-2698
Only my cat shares my opinions, and she's too heavy to care.