brake bleeder valve tool?

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brake bleeder valve tool?

Post by cstaup » February 5th, 2010, 9:26 pm

What are you using? I have a 1/4" wrench but it's a pita to even crack the bleeder. Is there an offset type of tool made for this? I can't imagine all you VN Mutters dealing with this all this time.
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Re: brake bleeder valve tool?

Post by rickf » February 5th, 2010, 9:36 pm

If I am pressure bleeding with someone pushing the pedal I just use a 1/4 inch drive socket. Any other way I use the socket to break it loose and then use a wrench to open and close followed by the socket to tighten when I am done. They do make several sizes of offset bleeder tools but I find the socket works just fine.

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Re: brake bleeder valve tool?

Post by 199th mp » February 6th, 2010, 8:50 am

i got my offset bleeder valve tool from the snap on truck that comes by our shop--it does make
life a little easier.

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Re: brake bleeder valve tool?

Post by Cobra5 » February 6th, 2010, 11:36 am

Ditto on using a socket to brake the torque, followed by a wrench to loosen.

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Re: brake bleeder valve tool?

Post by cstaup » February 6th, 2010, 10:26 pm

Thanks guys, I'll stop the next snap-on guy I see.

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