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Mytivac help

Bought a Mytivac from the states, what a bit of kit, I can see why you rave about it.
Only problem is................I didn't realise you had to order the brake fluid containder in the same order. Thought it was included and now don;t seem to be able to order separate.
Does anyone know any different?

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Re: Mytivac help

Hi,

Which one did you buy? just been looking on the site and the kit looks interesting. They have a distributor less than 2 miles from my Sister in VA Beach.

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I made my own fluid jar from a small MASON jar and lid. Punched 2 holes in lid and soldered two short pieces of copper tubing that hoses attach too. placed a longer hose to bottom of jar ( Hose then connects to calipers fitting ) other hose on top of lid go's to VAC pump.

You can then draw a vacuum with pump on jar that is sufficient enough that as you open bleeder valve on caliper you can pull fresh fluid with out a lot of additional pumping

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I made my own fluid jar from a small MASON jar and lid. Punched 2 holes in lid and soldered two short pieces of copper tubing that hoses attach too. placed a longer hose to bottom of jar ( Hose then connects to calipers fitting ) other hose on top of lid go's to VAC pump.

You can then draw a vacuum with pump on jar that is sufficient enough that as you open bleeder valve on caliper you can pull fresh fluid with out a lot of additional pumping


Go on then, show us a picture, might save Cookie a quid or two if he or I can bodge one together.

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Go on then, show us a picture, might save Cookie a quid or two if he or I can bodge one together.
Will do so tonight ..... Tough crowd !

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Will do so tonight ..... Tough crowd !
Too bloody right

Just think how much money you can save your biker buddies with the simple addition of a picture

Thank you in advance.

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Well dug it out and realized I had redone it. same idea but used a screw top glass jar with brass fittings on the top.
Still the fitting with hose in bottom of jag go's to the calipers bleed fitting, other too the vac pump.
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Re: Mytivac help

The "standard" mityvac brake bleeder should have come with the little fluid cup. There is also a kit that has the mason jar lid in it. It is a plastic lid with the hose ports in it and it just replaces the metal inner part of the mason jar lid.
If you want to buy the fluid cup it costs $4.95 here http://www.toolsource.com/fluid-rese...11tms07n7npbi7
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Thats the job - thanks


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Well dug it out and realized I had redone it. same idea but used a screw top glass jar with brass fittings on the top.
Still the fitting with hose in bottom of jag go's to the calipers bleed fitting, other too the vac pump.

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