Tons of posts on the subject. Do a search on "brake bleed" or "brake flush", and you'll have more info than you know what to do with.Can someone tell me the correct and easiest way to flush your brake fluid? Couldn't find it in the Info Forum although i could have overlooked it.
Working solo, that would be a concern. However, we made this a father-son quality time activity (I tended the Motive and watched the reservoir while Will worked the bleeder valves).... John E's approach is definitely sound and does save clean up headaches, but I'd be afraid of draining my reservoir dry. ...
Humor welcomed and most appreciated! When I was typing that post, I recall thinking I had bought 3/16" and 5/16" tubing that was either too small or too large, respectively, so the one in the middle, 4/16" = 1/4" was the correct size. I guess you learned your fractions in math in elementary school :lol:I could not find this in the hardware store, is it the same as 1/4 :lol: :lol:
Sorry, I will quit being a smart ass.
I just used a pipe with a non-return clunk.
Did you press the brake pedal to the floor? I have been warned elsewhere not to do so, and now I am totally spoiled by the Motive bleeder kit.... Topped up the reservoir to the very top every 7 brake pedal presses. ...
Isn't that Motive about the best $50 you ever spent, at least on your car? BTW, I used the same procedure as you (using the power bleeder for pressure only while refilling the MC reservoir for each wheel - no cleanup!).source?
Did you press the brake pedal to the floor? I have been warned elsewhere not to do so, and now I am totally spoiled by the Motive bleeder kit.
I too started at 12psi, and when it lessens to 8psi, I just gave it a few pumps to take it back up to 12. IIRC, anything under 20psi is probably "ok", but I wouldn't have the guts to take it over 15psi in any case. I'd hate to "pop" that plastic reservoir!I used the same method - however, I did get impatient and go to 12psi --
Now for the Clutch Fluid - I have yet to do ----On my short list this Spring.
Yup. Right up there with my HarborFreight rotating brake caliper retractor, my Rhino ramps, my handy little pocket-sized generic OBD-II scanner, and my big trucker's cross lug wrench. :thumbup:Isn't that Motive about the best $50 you ever spent, at least on your car?
I was thinking the same thing -- I need to get the right adaptor for the 2003 Dodge Stratus. Fortunately, Motive's email customer service department is very responsive and eager to please.Also bought a 3 prong adaptor for my Hyundai to complement the Euro connector for the Passat - now I can bleed both vehicles with the Motive.