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09-17-2004, 05:56 AM
What I.D. hose size do you use when doing a brake bleed?
What size wrench fits the valve that you open and close?

09-17-2004, 07:14 AM
think its a 10 or 9 mm for opening the brake bleeder, and no hose needed ~ unless you have a suction type
Just remember that the bleeder screws go on the top ~ unlike me lol

09-17-2004, 07:45 AM
I'm sure a hose is needed to direct the fluid from the bleeder into a glass of clean brake fluid so that you don't accidentally suck air.

What diameter of hose is needed to fit on the bleeder valve?

09-17-2004, 11:25 AM
You dont need a bottle of clean brake fluid as you dont fill the system from the bottom. THe idea of the hose and bottle is to catch the old crap fluid as it comes out when you apply the brake and crack the bleeder. You keep ait from reentering the system by closing the bleeder before the brake pedal bottoms out.

I think 1/4" line is what I used.