1) Is it normal to see an air pocket in the clear tubing? Yes it is. The fluid tends to flow down the sides of the tube
and typically the air that is seen is the air displaced out of the master cylinder when the bleeder is pressurized.
2) I can't get the cap on the 0107 or 1107 to seal, what can I do? The cap for the 0107 can be difficult to connect.
You must do the following a) align the tabs on the cap with the cutouts on the brake reservoir neck. b) push down on
the cap, you may need to rock it back and forth while pushing down to get it to seat, once you feel the cap seat onto
the reservoir c) twist the cap to lock it down. If you try to push and turn the cap at the same time you will not be able
to get the cap onto the reservoir.
3) Where are the instructions, I didn't see any in the box? The instructions are printed on the back of the tank. You
can also find them here -- INSTRUCTIONS
4) Does the POWER BLEEDER work with all types of cars? We manufacture adapters for most cars. Please refer
to our application guide for additional information.
5) Why do I need to bleed my brakes? Brake fluid absorbs water from the atmosphere, lowering its boiling point
and causing corrosion. Particulate contamination--microscopic particles of rust and rubber--hastens wear of moving
components. This is why manufacturers and mechanics recommend fully flushing hydraulic fluid annually. In addition,
whenever the hydraulic system has been opened (e.g. when a hydraulic system component is changed), the system
must be bled of air.
6) Why should I pressure bleed? Pressure bleeding provides a safe and effective way to remove trapped air and
other contaminants from the hydraulic system. A Motive Products POWER BLEEDER is easy to pressurize, and
holds enough fluid for a complete system flush, most vacuum bleeders require repeated refilling of the reservoir.
Reverse bleeding where you hook a pressurized line to the bleeder valves on the calipers can force contaminants into
critical parts of the ABS system and master cylinder. Also the typical method of pumping the brake pedal while a
helper opens and closed the bleeder valve can actually damage your master cylinder. By pushing the pedal past the
normal travel distance the master cylinder seals on the piston can be ripped or gouged by areas in the master cylinder
bore that are rusted or worn.
7) How does the POWER BLEEDER work? The POWER BLEEDER works just like professional pressure bleeders.
A tank containing hydraulic fluid is attached to the hydraulic system via a special adapter. The tank is then
pressurized. When one of the bleed valves is opened, old or contaminated fluid is expelled as new fluid from the
pressure tank is added. For more information, please click here.
8) How do I use and maintain my POWER BLEEDER? The POWER BLEEDER is very easy to use and maintain.
For instructions on how to use the unit please see the SUPPORT page. To clean the POWER BLEEDER after use
pour denatured alcohol into the tank and into the tube. Dispose of the dirty alcohol. Allow the unit to air dry. Store in a
cool, dry, dark area with the hose wrapped loosely around the unit. DO NOT USE BRAKE CLEANER ON ANY PART
OF THE UNIT. If denatured alcohol can not be found a mild dish washing detergent may be used, however insure all
soap is rinsed out prior to air drying unit and that unit is completely dry prior to next use.
9) Is the POWER BLEEDER guaranteed? All POWER BLEEDERS are guaranteed for 1 year from the date of
purchase. Should your POWER BLEEDER need service or repair during the warranty period, just send it back and we
will repair or replace the unit free of charge. All POWER BLEEDERS can be returned within 30 days for any reason.
Returned bleeders must be unused and include all original packaging and fittings.
10) It's hard to get the 1105 Rectangular Adapter to seal. Is there some other way to get it to seal than using
the chains? We got the following tip from users that work on their classic Corvettes. We like the tip so much we're
passing it on to you. Instead of using the chains cut a piece of 2x4 or some metal bar stock in the same length as the
1105 adapter. Lay the 2x4 or bar stock onto the top of the adapter lengthwise and then use a c-clamp to hold the
adpater in place. It works great and is much faster to use than the chains. In 2011 we started to make the 1105 out of
cast aluminum. On the newer 1105 you will not need to use a 2x4 or bar stock, just use a c-clamp.
Thanks to Mark P for the
link to this photo and the