Power Bleeders

LostChord

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Have a leaky master brake cylinder and either need to replace the rubber grommets or the whole thing, and then bleed the system.

Any recommendations on a power bleeder?
 

Napalm00

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I've used them all. Recently sold both my motive and my suction bleeder.

Russell Speed bleeders are much easier
 

chris snell

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I looked at that Russell Speed Bleeder but I guess I just don't see the advantage. You have to pump your brakes and somehow watch the air bleed out?


I love my Motive power bleeder. It's so easy. Put brake fluid in Motive tank. Attach to brake fluid reservoir. Pump to pressure. Then go around to each wheel and bleed the cylinders quickly and easily without having to get back up to pump brakes.
 

nas90tdi

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+ 1 on the Motive power bleeder. Use it on all my vehicles.
I am also not a fan of the speed bleeders either. Not sure I get the appeal.
 

uc4me

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I think the Motive Products 0251 Power Bleeder Kit is the one you want. I see one left on Amazon. It has both adapters 1100 & 1101.
 

Napalm00

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The speed bleeders you don't have to watch. You just pump and fill and repeat.

The motive is so much messier compared, no special tools, no pumping up the box, no over filling.

Crack them open and put on the hose, pump the brakes until no air is present, close the bleeder. Done, the one way valve only let's stuff out nothing back in

Took me about 10 min to bleed a fresh system with no fluid in thr pipes whatsoever all new lines and fittings.


Sold my motive and my mightyvac
 

MountainD

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I'm a Motive fan. Just did mine last week as matter of fact...

The motive isn't messy at all one you learn how to use it. The trick I use is at the end to keep bleeding under pressure and tilt bleeder so fill tube just feeds air pressure until right you bleed out enough extra fluid until right reservoir level. Tighten bleed nipple, then release bleeder reservoir cap. Once pressure is 0, take fill hose cap off brake reservoir. Your done, no overfill, no mess... Do it on all my cars. Doing Audi next week.
 

rover4x4

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just used a homemade jobber after replacing a rear brake hose, its really really nice to pressure bleed brakes
 

Uncle Douglas

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I'm a Motive fan. Just did mine last week as matter of fact...

The motive isn't messy at all one you learn how to use it. The trick I use is at the end to keep bleeding under pressure and tilt bleeder so fill tube just feeds air pressure until right you bleed out enough extra fluid until right reservoir level. Tighten bleed nipple, then release bleeder reservoir cap. Once pressure is 0, take fill hose cap off brake reservoir. Your done, no overfill, no mess... Do it on all my cars. Doing Audi next week.
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I have a motive that I bought back in the 80's. Have had to replace the hose a couple times due to dry rot but 3 decades and I'd guess I use mine more than most.
I have never tried power bleeders, concept is cool, just haven't checked em out.
 

AdamSanta85

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I love the Motive. Truly a one man job that leaves you confident it was done correctly the first time. Not messy either, just make sure the hose on the bleeder empties into a container and you are good to go.

Have heard good things about the Russel's too back when I was selling parts.
 

Jeff B

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I bought my RRC Hunter back in 2004 and the PO left a Motiv bleeder in it.

I've done countless brake bleeds with it since... love it.



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Tomaco1

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Funny story, I have a brand new motive I bought to replace the one I lost/got threw out at work. I looked for it for months, tortured the person who probably threw it away and then finally broke down and bought the lux one.
The funny part is that when I finally went to use it, I realized that due to conversions of the clutch and brake master cylinder I could no longer use it!

But it was a fool proof/one man way to bleed the clutch and brakes on the stock setup.
 

El Pinchi

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I think the Motive Products 0251 Power Bleeder Kit is the one you want. I see one left on Amazon. It has both adapters 1100 & 1101.
That part number doesn't exist or at least I searched on line and nada.

Does anyone have the part # or model # for a DI and NAS D110? Is the adapter something that needs to be ordered separately?
Thanks,
Eddie
 

Red90

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Makes me wonder if they actually do an adapter that fits the clutch master directly. I made my own, but I suspect it matches some older brake reservoirs.
 
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