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Old 07-21-2010, 01:04 PM
charmalu charmalu is offline
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Motive clear Vinyl Hose

These Motive pressure brake bleeders are a great unit. I bought one about 5-6 yrs ago, then didn`t use it until last yr for the first time when I did my 4-spd trans swap. works great.

Then last week I decided to flush out the old fluid, (can`t have dingy looking fluid going to the GTG) Iam under the R/R wheel and all is going well, then hear bubbles gurgling through the line. then it clears up and flows clear? HMMM.
then go over to the L/R and start on that one.

suddenly I hear liquid dripping up front, look under the car and it is pouring down from the engine .

Zoom up to the front of the car, and the clear vinyl hose where it clamps onto the Motive, has split and I have a sprinkler of brake fluid shooting up to the hood liner and all over the engine.

I wipe up the mess, spray Marine Clean (degreaser) and hose off everything and all is well. cut 4in off the hose, reconnect and finish the next day.

SOOO, if your clear vinyl hose is a little stiff, replace it.

Charlie
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2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

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