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      02-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #23
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elp_jc, get a pressure bleeder and use it next time. The european version of the motive power bleeder is only $54.95 and it allows you to complete the task by yourself and not have to depend on your daughter or wife to pump the pedal for you.

If you don't trust a pressure bleeder than you can complete the fluid change with the pressure bleeder and have someone pump the pedal for you so you can conventionally check it and make make sure it is ok. Another big plus with a pressure bleeder is the fact that they hold at least 2 quarts of fluid which makes sure the reservoir stays full.
Where can you buy that?

I already have a vacuum bleeder so dont wanna go out and blow more money but if it is better may have to invest.

Even though the fluid filter is so impermeable, if you vacuum very slowly with nipple loosened just enough for fluid to flow and keep fluid topped everything will be fine.

elp_jc, not sure what you meant by when you said "the line has air in it anyway"?
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Even though the fluid filter is so impermeable, if you vacuum very slowly with nipple loosened just enough for fluid to flow and keep fluid topped everything will be fine.
Indeed . That's all you need. All the other options are in case you screw the job up, but with our input, it shouldn't happen .

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elp_jc, not sure what you meant by when you said "the line has air in it anyway"?
To use the bleeder's valve as a substitute for the nipple valve ; it's not designed for that. But maybe I understood you wrong too . Take care.
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elp_jc, get a pressure bleeder and use it next time. The european version of the motive power bleeder is only $54.95 and it allows you to complete the task by yourself and not have to depend on your daughter or wife to pump the pedal for you.

If you don't trust a pressure bleeder than you can complete the fluid change with the pressure bleeder and have someone pump the pedal for you so you can conventionally check it and make make sure it is ok. Another big plus with a pressure bleeder is the fact that they hold at least 2 quarts of fluid which makes sure the reservoir stays full.
Does the Motiv pressure bleeder also bleed the clutch? I have flushed my system twice as per the CBS using Motiv but haven't put much thought into the clutch part of it. Thanks!
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Does the Motiv pressure bleeder also bleed the clutch? I have flushed my system twice as per the CBS using Motiv but haven't put much thought into the clutch part of it. Thanks!
It pushes fluid through quickly and the tap point in the reservoir is pretty high so don't go for long without topping up again. You actually need to fill the reservoir itself. I started pushing air through the clutch and it went soft. But using the motive to push fluid through the clutch line again and pumping the clutch pedal 30 or more times restored the pedal. At that point I thought I'd try bleeding it the manual way. I'm pretty sure the motive would work if you didn't let the clutch line run dry.
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It pushes fluid through quickly and the tap point in the reservoir is pretty high so don't go for long without topping up again. You actually need to fill the reservoir itself. I started pushing air through the clutch and it went soft. But using the motive to push fluid through the clutch line again and pumping the clutch pedal 30 or more times restored the pedal. At that point I thought I'd try bleeding it the manual way. I'm pretty sure the motive would work if you didn't let the clutch line run dry.
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Just bled the brakes today using the Motiv pressure bleeder but for some reason I couldn't get the clutch to bleed :, had it pressurized close to 20psi. I ended up doing the manual method.
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I have had mixed results also using the motive on slaves and typically do them by hand.
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How do you open and close the valve doing it by hand? It was such a pain for me to reach the clutch bleed valve using a socket and some u-joints. What's a better tool for this?

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