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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2008
Brake bleeding. What a pain. I hate having to call upon anyone to help me with anything. So for me, brake bleeding usually involves a lump of wood jammed against the brake pedal and the seat. You may know what that is like.
I have tried one-way bleeders with varying success over the years but my Alfa Romeo has two bleed nipples on the rear calipers that need to be opened at the same time. One-way bleeders do not work.
I had heard about the power bleeders that push fluid through the system like the Motive Products unit and vacuum systems that draw the fluid through such as the MityVac.
Some research led me to the Motive Products Power Bleeder. The Black Label unit has the correct European cap for the master cylinder which was a significant feature.
Why-oh-why did I not get one sooner?
So easy. It just works. Add the fluid, pressurize the system open up the bleed nipples in the correct order. What could be simpler?
I did add Teflon tape to the nipple threads which is a good idea whatever bleeding method you use. I resists air entering the system past the threads when the nipple is loosened.
I takes longer to jack the car up and remove the wheels than bleeding the brakes. One of the best $70 I have ever spent.
Any downsides? I lent this to a friend that has a vehicle that requires a master cylinder cap adapter that is not a direct screw-on type, it is held on with chains, he was not happy with it. Then again he not happy with anything to do with the brakes on his Mitsubishi Gallant VR4. We have tried everything on this car to get a real solid pedal. The good old pump pump hold, vacuum and pressure bleeding. May be the ABS is a problem.
Unit is well made. Like the billet m/c cap.