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Your theory about the cap on your brake bleeding kit is almost certainly correct, and it may well continue to leak, though I’ll stand corrected if any ‘Counties’ member has successfully used such a kit.

Assuming there’s no fault with the master cylinder or slave cylinders, I don’t see why the manual method of brake bleeding wouldn’t work (using a tube with a non-return valve attached to the bleed nipple). You’d probably use more brake fluid to do it, and you’d need two people, but on the positive side you’d end up flushing the whole system through with clean fluid. Even starting with a completely empty system you could still bleed the brakes in this manner.

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by PJS.