Motive Products Power Brake BleederSKU:
Motive Power Bleeder Brake Line Bleeder Kit
With a POWER BLEEDER--, one person can easily, safely, and effectively bleed the hydraulic system. The Motive Products POWER BLEEDER-- works just like professional pressure bleeders -- at a fraction of the cost.
Works on most European cars, including Alfa Romeo, Audi , BMW, Fiat, Mercedes , Peugeot, Porsche , Renault, SAAB, Volkswagen, Volvo, and all other cars with 45mm threaded hydraulic fluid reservoir caps (This kit includes adapter 1100). All bleeders come with a full 1 year warranty.
Here's how it works: A tank containing hydraulic fluid is connected to the fluid reservoir on your vehicle and pressurized with air from a hand pump (our precision pressure gauge ensures that the hydraulic system is not damaged due to excessive pressure). When one of the bleed valves on the vehicle is opened, old hydraulic fluid is expelled as new fluid from the tank is forced into the system.
Bleeding has never been easier. There's no need for a helper to constantly pump the pedal while you open and close the bleed valves. And the 2 liter tank prevents the need for constant refilling of the fluid reservoir, thereby avoiding corrosive spills.Pressure bleeding provides the best results, even on the most difficult hydraulic systems (including most cars with ABS brakes)* The POWER BLEEDER's-- heavy duty tank holds up to 2 quarts of fluid, enough to fully flush and clean the hydraulic system without the need to refill the tank.
Our precision pressure gauge prevents over pressurization and our custom machined adapter securely attaches to the fluid reservoir for the safest and most effective operation.
The hand-operated pump is built in-no other pressure source (air compressor, spare tire) is needed.
Fast, easy and reliable one-person operation. Works on hydraulic clutch systems, too.
Proper Bleeding of Hydraulic Systems Using a POWER BLEEDER--:
As part of a thorough annual maintenance regimen or whenever a hydraulic system is opened and air introduced into the lines (i.e. during replacement of a master cylinder, caliper, fluid line, etc.), air must be bled from the system.
Without a POWER BLEEDER--, bleeding the hydraulic system requires two people; one pushes down on the brake pedal while the other opens a bleed valve at the wheels or clutch slave cylinder. With one end of a piece of tubing attached to the bleeder valve and the other submerged in fresh hydraulic fluid, the brake pedal is repeatedly depressed and then released while the bleed valve is alternately opened and closed. Without this two-person process, dirty or air contaminated brake fluid can get sucked back into the wheel cylinder, caliper, or slave cylinder.
Brake bleeder catch bottles feature a stainless lanyard to hold the bottle to a suspension component and a return nipple to prevent spills.
Sold separately or a kit of two.
Even if done correctly, however, manual bleeding can cause problems. Under normal conditions the master cylinder piston only travels a small part of the full travel. The rest of the cylinder wall never comes into contact with the master cylinder piston. As a result, there is no opportunity for any possible corrosion on the wall of the cylinder to be removed. If the system is bled by pushing the piston through its entire range, corrosion can become trapped between the piston seal and the cylinder wall, rendering the master cylinder inoperative. Manual bleeding also requires careful checking of the fluid reservoir to ensure that it is not "pumped dry." Each time the reservoir is emptied, it must be refilled, which presents an opportunity for spilling corrosive hydraulic fluid.
Motive Products POWER BLEEDERs-- allow one person to easily, safely, and effectively bleed hydraulic braking and clutch systems. Bleeding has never been easier. There's no need for a helper to constantly pump the pedal while you open and close the bleed valves. And the large capacity 2 liter tank prevents the need for constant refilling of the fluid reservoir, avoiding corrosive spills. The precision pressure gauge ensures safe and effective bleeding every time.
Works with all Watercooled Models as well as European (Ate) Systems
|"Finally, here was a tool that no longer required a friend or reluctant spouse to sit in the driver's seat pumping the brake pedal while the other Sunday mechanic worked his way around the car yelling, "Pump, pump, hold!" Flushing the entire system was simply a matter of hooking on the bleeder hose, opening the valve, watching for fresh fluid, then closing it off and moving on. Used carefully, the Power Bleeder is an excellent tool worthy of any enthusiast's tool bin, alongside the torque wrench and tire gauge." - European Car|