[Vwdiesel] Rabbit Brake Master Cylinder

The President quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Aug 23 15:34:30 EDT 2007

"used a tire wheel stem.  One that had a nut to
squeeze the inside rubber against the rim."

David that's a goliath of a tip :o)

So you mean one of a child's cycle tube for instance...


>From: David Cook <vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com>
>To: Dave Heart <teacher525 at hotmail.com>, diesel list <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Rabbit Brake Master Cylinder
>Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 11:41:57 -0700 (PDT)
>Yeah, you'll need to bleed at each wheel.  Start from
>the furthest from the MC and work to closest.  So,
>rear pass, rear driver front pass, front driver.
>Making or buying a pressure bleeder is so incredibly
>handy, you wouldn't believe.  I was working on a
>beetle's brakes and we were doing it the old fashioned
>way.  After nearly no luck getting the air out, I used
>an old brake fluid cap to make an adapter for the
>beetle's reservoir and hook the bleeder up to that.
>Getting the air out after that was almost magical.
>To make the adapter, I just drilled a hole in the cap
>and used a tire wheel stem.  One that had a nut to
>squeeze the inside rubber against the rim.  Just
>installed the wheel stem on the cap similar to how it
>would be installed on the wheel and hooked up the hose
>with a clamp.
>Oh, you will need to remove the valve core from the
>I found that to be easier than finding the parts that
>are recommended on the build your own bleeder sites.
>--- Dave Heart <teacher525 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks David. Good idea. When bleeding this way need
> > to do at each wheel? Any sequence?
> >
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