The 0101 Universal Power Bleeder works on nearly every Domestic or Import car with a round master cylinder reservoir cap of 3" diameter or less. This covers a lot of cars and light trucks. The kit is simplicity at it's best. This unit just attaches with chains and thumb screws right onto your master cylinder reservoir mouth and you're ready to go.
Includes the tools you need to bleed your brakes and clutch. Pays for itself the first time you use it.
Fits domestic and imported cars with round master cylinder caps less than 3" in diameter.
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Three simple steps to a firm pedal
Add brake fluid to the Power Bleeder
Connect master cylinder and pressurize
Open bleed screw & purge old fluid & air
THE 1101 ADAPTER - It's challenging sometimes to obtain a good seal with the 1101 adapter. Please read our 1101 Adapter Tips page to make your brake bleeding a breeze.
The 1101 adapter which is inlcuded in many kits and the 0101 Universal Power Bleeder Kit is a useful adapter in that it can attach to a large number of vehicles. Because of its universal design, it sometimes may require more effort to obtain a good seal. A few useful tip will help make it easy:
- The gaskets on the Motive Products adapters seal better when dry. If you're having difficulty obtaining a seal, make sure the gasket is dry. Wipe it down with a clean rag or paper towel. Then clean it with alcohol. Keep the alcohol off of your skin and definitely don't drink it. :-)
- Do a dry run. Attach the adapter before putting brake fluid in the Power Bleeder's tank. Pump it up to pressure and listen for leaks. If you have a leak, reset the adapter. If you have a good seal, then slowly open the Power Bleeder cap, bleed off the air, add some brake fluid, pump the unit to pressure and proceed with your bleeding.
- Get the attachment pressure right. If you over tighten the adapter you will bow it which will result in a leak. If you under tighten it you will get a leak. If you're struggling to get a good seal, try some different attachment pressures.
BEFORE YOU START - Before you start bleeding or flushing your brake system, remove the old brake fluid in your master cylinder reservoir with an old, clean, turkey baster or other suction type device and then replace it with fresh fluid. By doing this you'll be certain that the fluid entering the lines is fresh and you'll minimize the amount of new fluid you'll use in order to clean out the old fluid.
PORSCHE - Some Porsche models have vented master cylinder reservoirs. You will need to pinch the soft vent tube or plug the end BEFORE bleeding. Do not pinch hard lines & don't forget to unplug the line when done bleeding.
MERCEDES - Some Mercedes Models have two hard plastic vent nipples incorporated into the plastic master cylinder. You will need to plug these before bleeding. Just take a short piece of rubber fuel line and and some hose clamps. Put each end of the hose on one each of the nipples. Use the hose clamps to keep them in place. Don't forget to remove the byplass loop you've created when you're done bleeding.
CLUTCH - Some clutches have a separate fluid reservoir and are isolated from the braking system. If the reservoir mouth is the same diamter as the master cylinder then you will attach the Power Bleeder adapter directly to the to the clutch reservoir. If it is not the same size, you will need a different adapter to bleed the clutch.
Many other clutch systems share the same reservoir or have a slave reservoir off of the brake master cylinder reservoir. To bleed these clutches, you will connect the pressure bleeder to the master cylinder.
NO SCRATCHES - If you're concerned about the possibility of scratching your master cylinder reservoir, just place a rag between the master cylinder and the chains.
Note: Always read your vehicle's service manual before starting any repairs.