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Old January 12th, 2015, 11:49 PM
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Pneumatic Brake Bleeder

Anybody use one? I'm sick of the pressurized pot and am thinking about something like this.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 06:09 AM
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I have one, works well to get you started, but I always finish up the old fashioned way.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:38 AM
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Nobody else has a working one person method suggestion?
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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:53 AM
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I'm sick of the pressurized pot....
What exactly do you mean by that?

Personally I use a Motive Power Bleeder, http://motiveproducts.3dcartstores.c...der_p_115.html Works great. Easy to use.
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What exactly do you mean by that?

Personally I use a Motive Power Bleeder, http://motiveproducts.3dcartstores.c...der_p_115.html Works great. Easy to use.
That is what I use. I hate having to fit the cap onto the MC, pull the chain around things, tighten things up and hope I didn't knock an electrical fitting loose or accidentally disconnect a vacuum line or something. Pulling the fluid thru looks to be soooo much easier than the multi step approach of the Motive bleeder. It would also be nice to be able to do the clutch MC by myself.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:18 PM
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Chain? It should just screw right on. Takes seconds.

Vacuum bleeders never work as well and I would never do it on a clutch.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:25 PM
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Chain? It should just screw right on. Takes seconds.
I must have a universal kit. It has a cheesy chain that holds the flange onto the top of the MC.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:30 PM
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Get the European adapter: http://motiveproducts.3dcartstores.c...ter_p_114.html Makes brake fluid flushes a relaxing experience, IMO.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:30 PM
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I must have a universal kit. It has a cheesy chain that holds the flange onto the top of the MC.
Yes, that's cheesy.
I have a vacuum bleeder and I've used a Motive pressure bleeder(not the cheesy one). The Motive wins hands down. Its one step with the Motive.
With the vacuum bleeder I always had to finish by manually bleeding(push, open, close, release).


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Old January 13th, 2015, 01:00 PM
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Get the European adapter: http://motiveproducts.3dcartstores.c...ter_p_114.html Makes brake fluid flushes a relaxing experience, IMO.
Thanks, I'll order one and give it a try.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 03:52 PM
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I also have the motive products unit with the euro cap...have used it for over ten years on my BMWs and Rovers... Only way to go
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I'd get the Motive "black label" euro adapter, bit more $ but better made and has a swivel so you aren't coiling the hose as you screw the cap on. I also put a thin coating of silicone or rubber grease on the gasket to get a better seal.

I've never enjoy using vacuum bleeders; I find it hard to distinguish between air in the system and leaking around the bleeder threads.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:08 PM
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What #4 said...motive
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