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Academy Tool BOX3 Home DIY Car Van Brake Clutch Bleed Bleeding Tool

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Home DIY Car Van Brake Clutch Bleed Bleeding Tool - Use with air from tyre!

Features and Benefits:
  • This super affordable system sets the standard for affordable brake and clutch bleeding systems. 
  • Using air pressure from a spare wheel it will effortlessly bleed hydraulic systems. 
  • There are 2 adaptors supplied with this set for screw cap reservoirs
    • 46mm cap & seal - suitable for certain Girling systems
    • 25mm cap & seal (suitable for Lockheed systems
  • Suitable for one man operation
  • Uses the air pressure from a spare tyre to effortless bleed hydraulic systems
  • The kit contains a special pressure vessel to hold the new fluid, spare bottle seal part number
  • Can be used successfully on the following systems: Tandem master cylinders without sensors Tandem reservoirs, Slave servos, Vacuum Servos
Further Hints and Tips:
Some cars’ brake systems are very difficult to bleed; a pressure bleeder such as this invariably gives better results than a non-pressure method such as the conventional two person method, and most vehicle manufacturers recommend pressure bleeding for both brake and clutch hydraulic systems.
  1. Make sure that the cylinders on all four wheels are bled.
  2. Always use new brake fluid and do not re-use any brake fluid that has passed through the system.
  3. If the pressure bleeding alone does not work (i.e. the brake pedal remains ‘spongy’), try pressing the brake pedal while the pressure bleeding is in operation (i.e. carry out pressure bleeding and conventional bleeding simultaneously).
  4. Try bleeding the brakes while the car is tilted either forwards or backwards.
  5. If the master cylinder has been removed or dismantled for any reason it may, in the case of certain cars (particularly early Minis and the Jensen Interceptor) be very difficult to bleed the brakes satisfactorily. In this case it is necessary to bleed the mastercylinder on its own, before fitting the pipes to it. Ensure that it is completely filled with fluid before connecting it to the rest of the brake system.
  6. If any component of the brake system (such as the master cylinder) has been dismantled, it will be necessary to consider the possibility that the parts have been incorrectly re-assembled or incorrect components have been fitted. Dismantle the part and start again.
  7. The recommended setting of pressure for the device (20 psi) is intended purely as a guide. In some cases a lower pressure will give adequate flow, possibly as low as 10 psi for older (classic) vehicles. In some vehicles, a higher pressure (over 10 psi) is better for bleeding the brakes of the rear wheels.
  8. The device will not fit the reservoirs of some cars and indeed, some manufacturers have been known to fit different types of reservoir to the same model of car. It will not fit Nissan, Honda and some Toyotas. There are several ways of overcoming this problem. One way is the multipurpose cap 77042 (not included but available separately), which is held to the reservoir by means of a strap which passes beneath the reservoir. Another method is to buy a spare cap and drill a 10mm hole in it. Where the cap has a removable centre it is possible in some cases, to make a disc with a 10mm hole and temporarily fit this to the car’s normal reservoir cap. If this method is used it is vitally important to pressure-test the system without fluid in the Eezibleed bottle.
  9. When finished, always clean the pressure vessel bottle (A), the bottle cap assembly (B) and the bleed valve hose (C) with brake cleaning fluid or similar (old brake fluid will attack the rubber seals). Then dry off and store in a dry place.
Contents:
  • 5.4mmØ x 183mm  tube
  • 5.4mmØ x 320mm  tube
  • Bottle cap assembly (with tyre connector on 2m tube and 600mm reservoir tube).
  • Bottle (500ml) (pressure vessel for new brake fluid).
  • Brass reservoir cap fitting.
  • Fibre washers X 2.
  • Lock nut.
How to use:
  1. Remove the vehicle’s reservoir cap, select the appropriate screw cap and connect it to the device. Then connect to the reservoir.
  2. Bring the pressure in the tyre to be used for bleeding down to 20psi and connect the tyre connector. Pressure test the system for air leaks at the reservoir cap etc.
  3. Cure any leaks before proceeding. To reduce the amount of fluid used in replacing all the fluid in the system, partially drain the vehicle’s reservoir by opening one bleed nipple, at this point. This reduces mixing of old and new fluid.
  4. If all seals are airtight, disconnect the tyre connector and fill the pressure vessel with fluid.
  5. Replace the pressure vessel into the system placing it so that it will remain vertical and can not be disturbed during bleeding 
  6. Pressurise using the spare wheel at 20 psi. max. by connecting the airline to the tyre valve. (This pressure should not be exceeded for efficient bleeding).
  7. Connect the bleed tube to the bleed nipple furthest from the master reservoir (as inthe sequence usually found in the handbook).
  8. With the correct size spanner, open the bleed valve until the fluid caught in the container is clean and air-free. Then retighten the valve. It is important to open the valve sufficiently to ensure there is no restriction at that point.
  9. Repeat the operation on all the valves in sequence.
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Weight 0.4kg
Product Code BOX3
Brand Academy Tools