One Person System Takes The Work Out Of Brake Bleeding!
Sold as a set of 2
Take a minute and read through this description which is direct from the manufacturers website. They've done a great job describing their product and it makes sense.
The old manual way:
Bleeding brakes used to be a difficult thing to do in the past. It generally required two people to bleed brakes. You had to have one person pump the brake pedal while you had the mechanic open and close the bleeder screw. You had to coordinate the openings and closings with the pumper. If you didn't coordinate the timing correctly, you could end up with more air in the system than when you started.
Alternate ways of bleeding brakes:
1- You can use a pressure bleeder that attaches to your master cylinder and pressurizes the system. You open each bleeder screw individually to bleed your brakes. It costs about $300.00. It works very well, but who wants to invest $300.00 to bleed one or two vehicles.
2- A vacuum bleeder is another way to bleed brakes. It attaches to your bleeder screw and sucks the fluid from the master cylinder, thus bleeding your brakes. If not used correctly, it can let air into your brake system. It costs from $30.00-$100.00.
The new and improved way:
Introducing SPEED BLEEDER®, the patented bleeder screw with the built-in check valve. It is truly a one-person bleeder screw. Once installed, it becomes a permanent part of the brake system. When it is time to bleed your brakes, you loosen the Speed Bleeder 1/4 turn and pump your brake pedal. When the pedal is depressed the pressure generated opens the check valve letting air and brake fluid out of the end of the Speed Bleeder. When you release the pedal and it returns to the up position, the check valve closes and prevents any air from reentering the system through the Speed Bleeder. When bubble free fluid is evident, you close the Speed Bleeder. In the closed position, it works just like your stock bleeder screw and prevents any brake fluid from leaking out. It generally takes about 5 pumps to purge each caliper or wheel cylinder. That is all there is to bleeding your brakes. If at a later date you need to bleed your brakes, the patented thread sealing system makes it easy to open the bleeder screw to perform the bleeding operation.
The Speed Bleeder is made of quality materials, and it is economical. Theses bleeders provide a bleeder system that will last a long time at an affordable price. This product saves you time, money, and a lot of aggravation. These are made of 303 stainless steel and are CNC machined. They are tougher than the OEM style Speed Bleeders, will never corrode, and are hand polished to a chrome-like brilliance. You will be satisfied with this selection. Dust caps are included with your purchase.
Features of SPEED BLEEDER®
- Stainless steel spring
- Stainless steel ball
- Brass retainer
- The threads are roll formed. This process results in a stronger and smoother thread than one that is cut.
-The chamber for the ball and spring is precision reamed and the seat for the stainless steel ball is machined to exacting tolerances.
- Zinc chromate plating withstands a 30 hour salt spray. Other plating with higher salt spray results is also available.
- Patented thread sealing system seals the threads when the bleeding operation is performed, preventing air from being sucked back into the system.
- The pre-applied thread sealant also displaces air and moisture during thread engagement preventing rust...which usually results in rounded off corners on the hex or busted off bleeder screws making it necessary to replace the caliper or brake cylinder. The application of thread sealant thus makes it easy to loosen or remove the bleeder screw at any time.
Benefits of SPEED BLEEDER®
- Simple to use.
- Saves time and money.
- Requires only one person to do.
- Perfect for racing where brake fluid is changed frequently.
- A must for the do-it-yourselfer.
Speed Bleeders are made from one of these four hex stock sizes...
1/4" hex, 5/16" hex, 3/8" hex, 7/16" hex
This also applies to metric sizes. This means that metric wrenches will not work with Speed Bleeder even though it might have a metric sized thread. You have to use an inch wrench or SAE wrench size. The reason is that metric hex stock is not readily available at a reasonable price in this country.
When you first install the Speed Bleeder® you will note a slight resistance when you reach the thread sealant. This is normal. The thread sealant is conforming to the shape of the threads to provide a seal between the internal threads of the caliper or wheel cylinder and the external threads of the Speed Bleeder®. When the Speed Bleeder® bottoms out, it is closed. If it still leaks tighten it a little more. (no more than 1/8 turn) If you tighten it more, you might break it off.
If you experience considerable resistance (more than usual), when installing the Speed Bleeder you might have cross threaded the Speed Bleeder. If you have done this you probably have damaged the threads on the Speed Bleeder and should not use the damaged Speed Bleeder.
***DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN***
On an aluminum caliper you could strip out the internal threads of the caliper and on a cast iron caliper or wheel cylinder you could strip off the threads on the Speed Bleeder® .
Speed Bleeders® are intentionally not case hardened. This makes it easy to remove if you break one off in the wheel cylinder or caliper. A case hardened bleeder screw is very hard if next to impossible to remove.
Slipping a piece of our silicone tubing onto the nipple of the Speed Bleeder® and placing the other end onto our Speed Bleeder Bag makes it easy to see when the bubble-free brake fluid appears and lets you know it is time to close the Speed Bleeder® . It also eliminates the usual mess associated with bleeding brakes.
Priced as a SET of 2
. Please note, the part number we have in stock is designed for the MINI models as well as some other models. Please contact us if you would like to get Speed Bleeders for a different vehicle.
This Speed Bleeder Brake Valve is one of the many MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories that we carry and will fit the following MINI Cooper Models and Years:
R50 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
R52 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
R52-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
R53-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
R55 MINI Cooper Clubman: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R55-S MINI Cooper S Clubman: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R56 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
R56-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
R57 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R57-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R58 MINI Cooper Coupe: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R58-S MINI Cooper S Coupe: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R59 MINI Cooper Roadster: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R59-S MINI Cooper S Roadster: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
R60 MINI Cooper Countryman: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
R60-S MINI Cooper S Countryman: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
R61 MINI Cooper Paceman: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
R61-S MINI Cooper S Paceman: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
F54 MINI Cooper Clubman: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
F54-S MINI Cooper S Clubman: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
F55 MINI Cooper Four Door: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
F55-S MINI Cooper S Four Door: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
F56 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
F56-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020
F57 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
F57-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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