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Old 05-04-2019, 08:39 PM
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Question Fitting that snaps on/clamps on brake bleeder nipple?

Hi VAF,

Does anyone know of a fitting that will snap on/clamp on to the brake bleeder nipple fitting?

I've been using a length of hose but it pops off all the time and makes a mess. Brakes are Matco.

Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:50 PM
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My old ATS bleeder came with such an animal.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:12 PM
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I secured mine with safety wire.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:31 PM
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Check Aircraft Spruce for this:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...lickkey=980347

I think that’s what you’re looking for. Cleveland Brake Bleeder Adapter.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:37 PM
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Yep, that is the one ATS used.

https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/searc...=brake+bleeder
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:39 PM
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That looks great! Thanks for all the quick replies.
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Old 05-05-2019, 12:01 AM
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Try a smaller hose. I just pressure bled mine last night with regular 1/8 clear hose. Didn't have any issues.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:57 AM
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Any grease gun will have that fitting. I simply unscrewed it from one of my older grease guns, took it apart and cleaned out the grease.
Just looked online. Grainger has the fitting for $2. Many others between that and $5.
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:22 PM
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Default 1/4" nylon

I used a piece of quarter-inch OD static/pitot tubing. It slipped inside the tubing called out in the DIY garden sprayer bleeder plans (safety wire to secure), and the ID was perfect for a slip fit over the bleeder zerk.

I'll grab some photos this evening if I remember.
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:21 PM
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The advantage of the grease gun fitting is it is a check valve so you won?t spill any fluids.
However, as little as you need it, cleaning up a few drips of fluid now and again isn?t that big of a deal.
Use whatever works.
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