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brake bleeder valve tool?

Posted: February 5th, 2010, 9:26 pm
by cstaup
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.

Re: brake bleeder valve tool?

Posted: February 5th, 2010, 9:36 pm
by rickf
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.

Rick

Re: brake bleeder valve tool?

Posted: February 6th, 2010, 8:50 am
by 199th mp
i got my offset bleeder valve tool from the snap on truck that comes by our shop--it does make
life a little easier.

Re: brake bleeder valve tool?

Posted: February 6th, 2010, 11:36 am
by Cobra5
Ditto on using a socket to brake the torque, followed by a wrench to loosen.

Re: brake bleeder valve tool?

Posted: February 6th, 2010, 10:26 pm
by cstaup
Thanks guys, I'll stop the next snap-on guy I see.

Chris