[Vwdiesel] a need for vacumn update, which bleeder to use

David Cook vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Thu May 17 23:39:42 EDT 2007

germanautoparts.com sells a Motive power bleeder that
I have and highly recommend.

However, you can also make one of your own out of a
weed sprayer.  Basically all you need is the weed
sprayer, another reservoir cap, and a way to attach
the bleeder to the reservoir cap.

I adapted mine to fit an air-cooled cap using a
replacement tire valve (one that uses a nut to attach
it to the wheel).  Just cut the end of the weed
sprayer off and attach it to the tire valve.  Remember
to remove the valve core.


--- raymond greeley <rgreeley2 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Vac pump update,, I examined again and then changed
> a section of
> of vac house which went into the dash (heater
> control maybe) and Lo, i had vacuum. the stiff brake
> pedal went back to normal for 
> one trip around the block and then went to the
> floor, make up your
> mind!. I had changed both rear brake cyl's last
> summer and never quite bleed them well enough. Not
> knowing the history it would seem that it is time to
> change the brake fluid. Working alone as i do has
> anyone used a pressurized brake fluid changer they
> would recommend. The list of repair/maintenance is
> getting shorter.> Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 12:35:32
> -0400> To: rgreeley2 at hotmail.com;
> vwdiesel at audifans.com> From: scameron at storm.ca>
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Starter issues comments and
> a need for vacumn.> > At 03:53 PM 16/05/2007 +0000,
> you wrote:> > >Vacumn, I have a 91 jetta Gl that sat
> for several months> >in the winter as i waited for
> warmer climes to change a> >water pump, new timing
> belt also, Now i don't seem to> >have any vacumn.
> Bentley seems to be hiding the info> >on it though
> the archives suggest a simle rebuild> >This is all
> good though in the back of my mind i am wondering if
> the "key"> securing the intermediate pulley> >could
> have not locked in and therefore the sproket spins
> on the shaft with> the vacumn issue begining there.>
> > > Caution, do not run the engine until this is
> investigated!> > The oil pump is driven off the
> bottom end of the vacuum pump, and if the> vacuum
> pump is stuck, there will be no oil pressure..> > It
> may be "frozzen" from being idle for a while. It's
> easy 1 bolt removal to> see if it turns freely.>
> Vanes may be sticking. Rock its shaft back and forth
> gently and it will come> free.> Make sure its tab is
> properly aligned with the slot in the oil pump shaft
> on> re-assembly.> > Since the iintermediate shaft is
> only run by friction on the bacck of the> timing
> belt, it may bee slipping on the pulley. Can you
> turn the shaft by hand?> > Have you properly
> tensioned the timing belt since changing it?> If its
> loose, it wont drive the oil pump and vacuum pump.>
> > Sandy> 
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