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Old 05-20-2018, 08:25 PM   #1
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While replacing the master cylinder on a custermers pristeen 262c the brake bleeder decided to blow the cap attachment seal. In my panic to relieve the pressure the hose between the bleeder and the cap breaks. Fluid is every where. So I need advice on which bleeder is the best for our cars.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:49 PM   #2
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By bleeder are you referring to the tool or the actual nut/valve on the calipers?
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:51 AM   #3
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I use the motive power bleeder and it has never let me down so far
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:56 AM   #4
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Vac bleeder. I use a shop air powered one.

Or bike inner tube cut in half and rolled and hose clamped to rez. A knot in the other end. Works ok.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:31 PM   #5
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One of the key things about using a pressure bleeder like the motive is to be patient and not use too high an air pressure. Even if it means going around the car a few times. I use no more than 15psi. Much above that and the fluid can foam which makes it hard to tell if it's bubbles or foam.

Another thing is the hose on the motive bleeder only lasts so long. Mine broke as well and put fluid everywhere. I got some replacement chemical rated hose that is stiffer but will not wear out and break like what comes with the bleeder.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:50 PM   #6
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I use a master cylinder cap with an air fitting attached to it. And compressed air at 20-25psi.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:40 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies. My motive is over 30 years old so it looks like I got the good out of it. Might have a new one .
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:25 PM   #8
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I use about 5 lbs. is all on my Motive..
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