Motive Products Pressure Bleeder 

[12/31/2002] Reviewed by: Chris Eberle -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Pressure bleeding system consisting of 2 liter bottle, pressure pump and gauge and universal cap for any fluid reservoir under 4" diameter.

Superb tool for bleeding brake and clutch systems. The universal cap seals well with a hook and chain system that allows you to use it on any round fluid reservoir under 4". I was able to flush my brakes and clutch with just over 1 liter of fluid.

This makes brakes and clutch maintenance truly a one-person job. The fluid reservoir can't run dry and you don't have to pump any pedals. Simply open the bleeder and watch the hose until no bubbles run out. I flushed everything in under an hour. Now there's no excuse to not flush at least once a year!

Not an installed item

[7/12/2001] Reviewed by: Jason Stanford -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

A sturdy plastic bottle with a pump handle and a hose attached w/ a fitting on the end. Fitting is placed over appropriate reservoir with two j bolts that hold a chain underneath to help form a seal, and pressure is then applied to system by pumping the handle. Product seems quite sturdy, and should stand up to my abuse (I am not easy on anything in life).

I bought this bleeder along with Green Stuff pads from Performance Buyers Club. Bleeding brakes all around on my '97 was a breeze! After a poor placement of the chain that holds the fitting over the brake fluid reservoir (seen by an inability to hold more than 5 psi), I crossed under diagonally and achieved a good seal (held 15psi). I elected not to add fluid to the bottle as stated in the directions, instead topping up the master cylinder a few times (re-pressurizing each time) as I did not know how much brake fluid would be necessary, and the instructions say to not leave fluid in the bottle. This was the first time that I have bled a brake system, and in conversation with a friend who is a mechanic, I was almost as quick as he is (I have no lift, nor do I have air tools).

Highly recommended. Should work on any vehicle that has a "small" master cylinder- less than 4 inches across. This restriction is based on the flange that comes with the system. Other sizes may be available from the manufacturer, though I do not know this.

Not an installed item

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