Originally Posted by Towerman
Well, this month it is very simple. I have just laid out $800.00 basically replacing all components on my A/C system and another $600.00 on my wife's car - and all of this took place in May. So I don't want to spend another $70.00 on a Craftman vacuum bleeder at this time.
From some of the write-ups I have seen, it is the easiest (and slowest) way to bleed your brakes if you don't have a vacuum bleed system or you don't want to hassle with the two person pump and bleed method.
I've heard of the gravity bleed method. They claim it's the safest. They say that if you pump the brakes, you can push the master cylinder too far and cause corrosion to enter the brake lines. On all the cars I've owned, they've lasted into high mileage (200k miles). I've bled all the brakes with the pump method and never had an issue. I have a "speed bleeder" that makes it a 1 person job (it's a check valve) and I'll continue to use this method.
If you have hours to let your brakes drip, then it's that simple. Unhook the lines, remove the cap on the brake resovour, and wait. I'm not that patient.