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Old 09-23-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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I need to flush the brake fluid on my car and would like to buy one of those one person bleeder tools. I've never used or really even seen one in person before. Which is best one to buy and how does it work?

Does Rock auto sell them? I have a 60$ rebate to spend there and I don't know what to spend it on.

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You could always do ths: http://www.bmw-m.net/TechProc/bleeder.htm and save your rebate for parts.

Here'* the cheapest I could find for a "real" one. http://www.amazon.com/Motive-0101-Un.../dp/B0002KM5LA

Looks kinda familiar, huh??
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The one I have at work is about $1800. Its made by BG and uses compressed air to power bleed the system. It makes finding leaks and bleed brakes an easy 1 man process. Its a little too expensive for home use though
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That'* a little over the top to be discussing here I think.

The one linked by Mos above has been used by members, and they love it. I use the smaller $10 one-man bleeder personally. One of these days, I may buy the better one.
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That'* a little over the top to be discussing here I think.
I don't know, it'* good info, and besides, I could see Frank buying one of those just to have it moldering away in a closet somewhere, JIC.
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You could always do ths: http://www.bmw-m.net/TechProc/bleeder.htm and save your rebate for parts.

Here'* the cheapest I could find for a "real" one. http://www.amazon.com/Motive-0101-Un.../dp/B0002KM5LA

Looks kinda familiar, huh??
Thanks John, I went ahead and ordered one of those while looking around ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3808%26fvi%3D1

How much brake fluid is needed per car? and should I just use the regular Dot 3 or Dot 4?
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I enjoy my motive power bleeder.

I usually buy 2 of the large bottles just because I would rather have too much on hand then not enough.
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Highlander has been letting me use his Motive one as well. It'* a great product in my eyes. Changing a caliper and bleeding the brakes was never so easy.

Matter of fact..I need to change a caliper..and it seems like a good idea to flush them again.
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I use the brake pedal as my pressure bleeder, just make yourself a nice collection jar out of a mayo jar, old brake line, and JB Weld. A few feet of clear plastic tubing is a must!

I'll have to dig out my contraption and post a pic. It works great!
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