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post #1 of 4 Old 07-12-2012, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Speed Bleeders: to SS or not

I'm thinking of picking up a set of the SB8125L Speed Bleeders for brake bleeding. I have the option of getting either brass or stainless. The stainless is more but not sure why I'd need to go that route.

Are the stock bleeders brass or SS? And are the SS worth $5 more a pop?

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I'm sure someone else has a better answer, but the brass ones will be more likely to get damaged when you're using them than stainless steel because they are much softer. I once had to drop the transmission on my Explorer to replace the slave cylinder on my clutch when I snapped the brass bleeder valve off while trying to flush the system. Doh!

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I thought they were all SS. They last couple sets that I bought were $7 each and they don't look brass to me.

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Misread the listing, it's a brass retainer. I got in touch with the ebay seller (KZ10cube), and they're steel bleeders. But they also have it in stainless steel.

Here's the SS version at a $12ea:
Stainless Steel Speed Bleeder SB8125L-SS M8 x 1.25 | eBay

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