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Old 11-13-2002, 04:58 AM
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While rebuilding my brake system, I went ahead a purchased a power bleeder from Motive Products. I am very happy with it's results, and wanted to pass the good word on.

It was about 60 bucks, and will let me bleed almost all older American set-ups, and most foreign ones as well (With the one kit I purchased, I can bleed all of my vehilces...77 Jeep, 97 Jeep xj, 98 Honda Civic, 92 Isuzu Pup).

There are several threads on the net on how to build your own hand pressure bleeder, but to me it wasn't worth it. The overall decision was made from either spending $40 and all day going to different hardware stores to be able to bleed the 77 Jeep only...or $60 and it shows up at my door, able to bleed several different vehicles, and all the fittings are correct. My time is worth something, in short. I probly would have spent that $20 in gas going back and forth looking for a certain fitting anyway.
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Old 11-13-2002, 06:44 AM
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I this the one that attaches to the master cylinder resevior? I have one like that for my VWs but I don't think it came with an attachment for American type MCs. I actually haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it looks promising. I'll have to look into getting an adapter for the Jeep too.
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Old 11-13-2002, 07:58 AM
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does this thing pressurize the MC? or does it pump fluid into the MC? have any pics?
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:08 AM
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It kinda does both I guess. The following is the link to what I have:

http://www.motiveproducts.com/
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by bvibert:
I'll have to look into getting an adapter for the Jeep too.
The Jeep adapter is great because it does so many cars. I'd say that once you bought it, you could darn near do any American car prior to the mid-80s.
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Old 11-13-2002, 10:42 AM
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</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by bvibert:
I'll have to look into getting an adapter for the Jeep too.
The Jeep adapter is great because it does so many cars. I'd say that once you bought it, you could darn near do any American car prior to the mid-80s.</font>[/quote]Maybe I can charge everyone in the neighborhood to powerbleed their brakes Make my money back in no time
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Old 11-14-2002, 02:51 AM
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[quote]Originally posted by Sitting Bull:
Quote:
Originally posted by bvibert:
[qb] I'd say that once you bought it, you could darn near do any American car prior to the mid-80s.
I went to the website, and it didn't specifically mention 81-83 FSJ's. Anyone know what model number I would need for my 83 Cherokee Laredo?? It has the plastic reservoir FWIW.

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Old 12-15-2002, 10:18 AM
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I believe I will be purchasing me one of those things. Seems there is never a helper around when I am working on my Jeep. Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-15-2002, 12:31 PM
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Prolly works as advertised but a MityVac($35) will do the same thing just as easy and no spendy adapters for various rigs. One size fits all but you may have to spend $0.25 for a foot of different size hose? Granted you don't have the reservoir to draw from but a bonus to the MV is that it's good for vac testing components/shifting x-cases etc. Be nice to have both really but if you could only have one...I'd get the MityVac. Just my 2 cents. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-19-2002, 07:58 AM
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is this basically a one step for bleeding all the brakes? ive never done it before and need to learn, but this would be soooooooo nice to have....
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Old 12-27-2002, 04:50 AM
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If you get a vacuum pump, don't by the cheap ones at Checker/Krager/Autozone etc. You will end up with a cheap broken vacuum pump.
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Old 01-01-2003, 02:26 PM
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Brad, what's the cost to rent that thing for a few hours from you?
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Old 01-01-2003, 02:40 PM
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The big hearty smile will be payment enough !!! Oh yeah, I also want a happy-dance when you get that distributor worked out!!!
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