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Old 07-29-2013, 11:14 AM
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I use a turkey baster to suck up the fluid from the master cylinders before working on the brakes or clutch. Doesn't have to be sophisticated. :-)

Yeah, using a shop vac does not instill confidence and the education stuff I linked to (autoshop101) has some sort of tool that uses nitrogen when working on these things because they say introducing compressed air into a fuel is dangerous. I'm not sure why the older manuals talk about shop air purges but I guess in concept hooking 43 psi to a saturated fuel canister is a bit like a supercharged engine waiting for a spark.
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I use a turkey baster to suck up the fluid from the master cylinders before working on the brakes or clutch. Doesn't have to be sophisticated. :-)

Yeah, using a shop vac does not instill confidence and the education stuff I linked to (autoshop101) has some sort of tool that uses nitrogen when working on these things because they say introducing compressed air into a fuel is dangerous. I'm not sure why the older manuals talk about shop air purges but I guess in concept hooking 43 psi to a saturated fuel canister is a bit like a supercharged engine waiting for a spark.
BOOM! I guess using nitrogen is probably safer. Not sure if I'll gain access to nitrogen gas for the Camry, we'll see.

Good idea on the turkey baster. I'll have to get my own, the would be if our turkey started tasting like brake fluid

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You can use CO2 as well. Doesn't have to be nitrogen.
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You can use CO2 as well. Doesn't have to be nitrogen.
I always use acetylene
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Would also work actually. Doesn't provide the dilution of inflammable material with a non combustible gas the way Nitrogen and CO2 would, but it still displaces oxygen, which is what you really want to avoid.
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please don't try to fill something with acetylene and think that it won't blow up just because it displaced the oxygen.... it won't work actually.

It don't need no o2 to pop. (redneck voice)

you ever tried it?

pretty impressive.

very unstable in gaseous form.

very.
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please don't try to fill something with acetylene and think that it won't blow up just because it displaced the oxygen.... it won't work actually.

It don't need no o2 to pop. (redneck voice)

you ever tried it?

pretty impressive.

very unstable in gaseous form.

very.
My comment was intended to be very, VERY much in jest. All the years I was in regulatory affairs doing compliance work, among the things I had to do was all our explosion-proof designs. In CSA and in NFPA stuff, the reference gas was always acetylene, as in, the most explosive, destructive gas you could frigging come up with. As in, even more than pure hydrogen.

Look at it cross-eyed and it will blow up. BOOM!

My good buddies from the Lone Star Land Cruisers in Texas told me stories about how you can take a big a$$ trash bag, fill it up with acetylene from Joe-Bob's welding rig, stuff it into Daisy-May's old abandoned washing machine we dumped down there in the hollar, and when we shoot at it with our deer rifles and that there washer would shoot a hundred feet up in the air! Yee haaaaaa!
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