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Old 06-19-2019, 11:37 AM   #1
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Speed Bleeders

I bought some Speed Bleeders a couple months ago but haven't installed them yet. They seem like a great idea, but I read an unsettling review on Amazon from a guy whose brake pedal went to the floor some time after installing them. Not what I wanted to hear! From the diagrams I've seen I don't understand how this could happen unless the user didn't close them properly after bleeding or perhaps cross threaded during installation.

Don't Speed Bleeders seal just like a normal bleeder valve when closed, or do they depend on the internal ball bearing to provide the seal? I can see where a pitted or out-of-round ball bearing could cause issues if that is the case.
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I've never had an issue with speed bleeders before. Like you, I suspect that person didn't tighten it up properly after bleeding. They do seal just like regular bleeder valves. The little check valve ball bearing thing in them isn't what seals when you're not actively bleeding. That guy would have had the same problem if he used a factory bleeder screw.
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Don't Speed Bleeders seal just like a normal bleeder valve when closed,
yes.. If the speed bleeder is tight, theres no way it can leak..
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Ok, thanks. That's what I thought, but I'll feel better going over mountain passes now!
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