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Re: Silverline Bleeder

Whatever happened to the good 'ole "just ONCE more sweetheart, I promise.  Pump, pump,
pump, hollllllllllld!  There we go, that's a good one....just ONE more time
now........pump, pump, pump......."

'97 A4t
'90 CQ

Christopher Hanlon wrote:

> I'll agree with the comment below.  The MityVac just doesn't seem to
> work very well because of air getting into the bleeder/hose junction.
> You could conceivably rig the silverline as a pressure bleeder by
> finding a cap that you can use/mutilate, and a pressure gauge.
> I've had better luck with one man bleeders from the local part store
> (~$2).
> I bought my MityVac for $10 less than what Imparts was selling it for at
> the local parts store.
> Has anyone looked into Eazy-Bleed (sp?) nipples?  The Porsche list a few
> months back had a few people who tried these (basically a spring loaded
> nipple with sealing ball in it) with success.  I don't know if they are
> made for audi applications.
> good luck!
> Theodore R. Harlan wrote:
> >
> > Christopher Gharibo wrote:
> >
> > > I have a '91 Audi Coupe Quattro and a '98 A4.  I was wondering if the brake
> > > bleeder set sold by Imparts (Mityvac, Silverline Automotive Kit P/N/ 4000)is
> > > of any utility.
> > >
> > > Is this thing worth getting?
> > >
> >
> > Bought it. Won't work for me as a one man bleeder. Air gets into the
> > bleeder/hose junction. I tried many solutions, nothing worked for me. If you buy
> > anyway, NAPA has the same exact kit. It may be cheaper for you there. No S&H,
> > and Imparts has really screwed with their service. Overcharging, parts don't
> > arrive when promised, wrong parts sent, etc.
> >
> > Have a nice day, fella.
> > Ted Harlan