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    what system works best for bleeding brakes

    I am searching for the best/cost effective system to change/bleed the V's brakes...what feedback from others works best?

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    I've had good luck with this one
    http://www.motiveproducts.com/

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    ^^if your by yourself they're ok...but if can have a buddy help...just the good ole' pump pump hold method worked fine for me..especially since I wasn't the one pumping the brakes

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    actually leave it alone and let it gravity drain and have a beer works the best, but I get impatient and like to focus on having a beer..

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    I Like speed bleeders and find they work gr8 for me.
    Attach a clear hose to the bleeder valve, Open it up about 1/4 turn, pump brake pedal 3-4 times, close valve move to the next one.
    If you buy a good set the work well. I never get any air bubbles.

    That's how I do mine anyway.

    Good luck...

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    I have used both Motive and SpeedBleeders.

    For a complete flush, Motive is best.
    For a quick purge of each caliper, SpeedBleeders are best.

    SpeedBleeders don't flow very well, so they will always make it harder to do a complete flush.
    However, they rock for quick purges.
    Therefore unless you are a track guy who has to purge often go for the Motive.

    For either method it helps immensley to have the the Motive Bleeder Bottles to catch your fluid in.
    http://www.motiveproducts.com/02bleeders.html

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisscars View Post
    I've had good luck with this one
    http://www.motiveproducts.com/
    Doug:

    I'll second this. My neighbor uses the Motive and suggested I try it. Pretty much tossed my little hand pump in the trash. Quick, effective and relatively clean operation.

    It's imperative you follow Caddy's sequence of flushing/bleeding which is a bit different then I've done with other cars.
    Passenger Rear
    Passenger Front
    Driver's Rear
    Driver's Front

    Feff

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    ^^I forgot already, was it inners first? or outers first? I wanna say inners.

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by rgd View Post
    I Like speed bleeders and find they work gr8 for me.
    Attach a clear hose to the bleeder valve, Open it up about 1/4 turn, pump brake pedal 3-4 times, close valve move to the next one.
    If you buy a good set the work well. I never get any air bubbles.

    That's how I do mine anyway.

    Good luck...

    rgd
    RGD,

    I've been procrastinating on this, but it needs to be done. What part number SpeedBleeder works for us? http://www.speedbleeder.com/automobile_applications.htm of course does not list and Caddy's, or any Brembo calipers. Can you point me in the right direction?

    Additionally, what model/make SS brake lines do you use and/or recommend? I figure I might as well do them at the same time, since I'll have to completely flush/refill for both installs.

    Finally, to the guys that have the motive pump, what model did you go with? (PN please)

    Thanks,

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by rgd View Post
    I Like speed bleeders and find they work gr8 for me.
    Attach a clear hose to the bleeder valve, Open it up about 1/4 turn, pump brake pedal 3-4 times, close valve move to the next one.
    If you buy a good set the work well. I never get any air bubbles.

    That's how I do mine anyway.

    Good luck...

    rgd
    This is how I do mine, clear plastic bottle with a hose to attach to the bleeder.


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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    Do you leave the speed bleeders on all the time...replace stock bleeders? and what are some good ones? I never knew these existed.....

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    I knew this was going to be good...that's why I had asked about it. I like the idea of the speedbleeders, but I want to do a complete flush and had want a system that makes that job easier...esp. for 1 person.

    I had some sessions last year where the pedal was squishy and when FFeffman is closing on you and you begin to puch it, squishy wont cut it. I hope that finding an easy to use tool will be more reason to flush the system more often.

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    Re: what system works best for bleeding brakes

    Doug:

    The Motive is a one person operation. You scew the cap onto the master cylinder, drop in two bottles of Motul (my choice) and pressurize the canister with the hand pump. Go back, loosen the inside bleed screw of brake caliper until the clean fluid comes through. Pump the canister (if necessary) up some more and go back to do the outside bleeder on the caliper waiting for clean fluid. It's that simple!

    Feff

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