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Old 05-18-2009, 07:57 PM
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Anybody use this for bleeding brakes?

I saw a bunch of stuff here on bleeding the ABS brakes, but I a still a bit fuzzy. Does this do the job?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pneumatic-Air-Brake-Fluid-Oil-Bleeder-Extractor-Pump_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2em20Q2el1116QQhashZitem51891feb5eQQitemZ350192921438QQptZMotor sQ5fAutomotiveQ5fTools

If so, how would it work? Do I hook this to the bleeder screw and pull it through? If I remember correctly the other systems I saw pushed flud into the master and obstensibly through the circuit when you cracked the bleeders. I also have to change the fluid in my Wife's Audi (also ABS), so I would like to get a system that works on both.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:02 PM
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I donno but it seems overkill? The Motiv bleeder is $50 and would be perfect except it doesnt allow the line to swivel as you thread it onto the master res, which means you have to spin the whole bottle with it. kinda stupid but otherwise works well.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:07 PM
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I donno but it seems overkill? The Motiv bleeder is $50 and would be perfect except it doesnt allow the line to swivel as you thread it onto the master res, which means you have to spin the whole bottle with it. kinda stupid but otherwise works well.
x2 Why didn't they add the swivel for a pittance more.
Spinning the bottle is a PITA
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:23 PM
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If you want the swivel cap, buy Motive's "Black Label European Bleeder" for $74.95.


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Black Label European Bleeder
Features Custom-machined aluminum cap and deluxe swivel fitting. Comes with an extra length of high grade poly urethane tubing that won't cloud or crack with exposure to brake fluid. 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 All bleeders come with a full 1 year warranty.
http://store.motiveproducts.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=motive&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=176067531&Count2=93207955
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:23 PM
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jeez they could just add the $2 swivel to their plastic cap $50 version...i swear im going to make those things and sell em.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:09 PM
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The one in the Ebay link is a sucker. It applies vacuum to the bleeder nipple. That won't work so well with some ABS systems. I'm pretty sure that you need 20psi for my 210 (I haven't replaced the fluid on that car but should). The atmosphere provides less than 15psi, so no matter how good of a vacuum you get at the nipple, it won't be enough.

For non-ABS cars, it works well to suck the fluid out of the calipers. I've done it many times, but I used a standard hand-operated fluid extractor. The kind with a rubber piston that sells for about $10.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:21 AM
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I just use a 2X4 cut to appropriate length that I use to wedge between the pumped pedal and the seat cushion. Then I just loosen the bleeder screw, pump, repeat til no air is visible.
Total cost: $0
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:39 AM
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that tool works great. we used to use one at a shop i worked at for brake fluid flushes. if used for bleeding you usually had to get it started with the pedal if the lines were completly empty
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