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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2014
I'm kicking myself for not having gotten this earlier.. It made bleeding my clutch super easy..

The process is straight forward. Just fill it up with brake fluid, tighten the pump lid, then attach the extension hose and then attach the cap to the reservoir. .then pump away until 20-25PSI.. then go to your bleed valve, put on the hose brake loose the bleed valve and let it run slowly.. I go to the clutch pedal and pump it a couple of times and let the clutch pop up each time to dislodge any bubbles and let those flow through as well. Then once the fluid is clear, tighten the bleed valve and test the clutch. perfect!

The only issue I think you might have is not tightening the cap enough.. It does feel a bit tight, but that's only because the rubber seal is included in a separate little bag.. you put that into the cap and it's nice and snug.. but you need to be sure to tighten the lid TIGHTLY to ensure the rubber seal is seated.. I thought it was tight but only because there was friction from the seal being pushed up the cap. But it wasn't entirely seated so when I started pumping I heard hissing. Fortunately I got to it before the fluid reached it, otherwise it would have spilled out.. anyway just something you should be aware of.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2013
I have the same Black Label power bleeder, just with a different adapter but also with the billet aluminum connector.

I used it this weekend the same way a few other have, using is purely as a pressure source only and not putting in any brake fluid in the bottle. This way you don't have to clean the bottle. This method has it pluses and minuses.

The big plus is you don't have to clean the bottle as there is never any fluid in it.

The minuses are you have to remove the lid off the brake fluid reservoir several times to keep the fluid topped off. To do this, you also have to depressurize the bottle and re-pressurize it again.

I think the next time I do this I will just use it as intended by adding the fluid in the bottle. This will same a lot of time, but I will need to clean it with alcohol and will have another fluid I need to dispose of.

A few notes on usage. You will probably need to re-pressurize the bottle for each tire you bleed. Maybe twice when doing the rear brakes as they are farther away from the master cylinder and have more brake line to clear out.

I didn't have any problems with pressure leakage as some others did. I didn't need to put any teflon tape on my fitting. I did however tighten it pretty good with two wrenches.

The addition of a couple things would make this perfect. A pressure bleed valve/button would be great. All they have to do is add one just like the ones you see on garden pump sprayers. Lastly, a quick disconnect connector in place of the screw connector would be better as this would prevent the twisting that has to go on when screwing the adapter hose to the bottle hose.

Overall, a great product if you are bleeding your brakes by yourself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2015
I think it is a bit overpriced but will get the job done. As for the cap it fit perfectly on the reservoir of my mk6 golf tdi, after fiddling with the seal inside. It didn't want to seal properly at first but you really do need to crank it down. The pressure does stay fairly constant and did a decent job at pumping the fluid through. There were a few leaks that were annoying but nothing that made it impossible to use.

I am new at this but it took a long time to push the fluid through. About 10-15 minutes per caliper. I was expecting the pressure to allow it to flow slightly faster, Quality seemed really cheap for $70. The cap is metal but a lot of other components seemed really flimsy, especially the pump.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2014
In the past, I've used the pedal-pump method with two people and the hand-held vac pump method. I bought this to use on my VW but the mfg says that adaptor also fits a Ford. I used it on a 2006 Ford Focus and the fit was not ideal. I had to keep installing it and reinstalling it until I got a good seal. The car's reservoir is plastic and I got some minor stripping of threads. I did not put brake fluid in the unit's tank ts that I could keep it clean. Therefore, I had to top-off the car's reservoir after bleeding each caliper. I like the product and also purchased separate adapters for my Chevy and Chrysler.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2015
This is an awesome product. I used it to bleed the brakes on a 2006 BMW 325i and a 2002 Camaro Z28 (w/ adapter kit 1108) with no problems. The bleeder and adapter are HIGH quality pieces and there is absolutely no pressure leakdown if you get all the connections tight. The tubing is super flexible and easy to work with and long enough so you can set the bleeder canister on the ground if you want. I did not fill the canister with brake fluid, but rather just used this device to pressurize the brake system to flush the fluid out. Worked great.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2013
The quality of the item is good, and it's easy to use. I use it with my 93 MB 190E 2.3 and the attachment fastens securely to the brake reservoir. After each wheel I check the pressure, it usually needs a few pumps to get it back up to operating pressure (minus a star), and it's ready for the next wheel. About a minute a wheel and the system's flushed. Of course, it takes longer to get set up (jacks out, wheels off, work space, locate bleeder wrench, etc) than to use this.

You'll also need a separate store bought clear hose placed into a glass jar (through a hole in the top of the lid) to catch the expelled fluid. Not much harder than pumping gas. Being judicious, but not frugal, one quart of fluid did my entire system. Easy clean up with denatured alcohol.

Good luck.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2009
The Motive Products Power Bleeder does everything it promises. It makes it possible for one person to quickly and easily bleed the brake or clutch hydraulic system. The exact-fit caps are the easiest to work with if a compatible one is available, but the universal kit works fine as well. Also, when I had an issue with the 45 mm exact-fit cap not sealing properly on my car's brake reservoir, the Motive Products Customer Support was extremely helpful and responsive to my problem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2014
Bought this unit to handle clutch bleeding on two BMWs. A vacuum bleeder worked on the brake lines, but was not a viable proposition for the clutch slave cylinder. This unit worked, but I was not thrilled with the effort to clean it up after the job was done. The next time around I will just use the master cylinder adapter with regulated air to pressure bleed when the vacuum bleeder won't work.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2011
The unit arrived quickly and contained everything needed. I used it on a 1986 944T Porsche that I had replaced both the brake master cylinder and clutch master/slave cylinder.
This is the first time using a power bleeder, I will never do it the old way, with a friend pumping the brake pedal. The goal was not only get the air out of the lines, but to
get all new brake fluid in the entire system; with this bleeder it was done fast, effectively and with no mess.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2015
If you don't have one of these, GET ONE! Makes bleeding brakes super easy and makes it possible to do by yourself! No more grabbing a buddy or your significant other who doesn't care about vehicle maintenance etc. Very well built like most Motiv products. Make sure to buy the bleeder bottle too to make it mess free!
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