Homebuilders Brake Bleeder

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Part# 06-00120
MFR Model# PA100009


This easy to use system allows you to quickly and easily bleed and flush your brakes without the aid of another person. By using a reverse flow system, combined with slow fluid flow, one person can fill an empty brake system in less than 15 minutes without having air in the brakes.

This is a gravity fed brake bleeder and does not require compressed air. This system is so easy that once you start the process you can walk away; come back in 15 minutes later and the job is done. Commonly used for Cleveland & Matco brakes.

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I found this system after my bleeder from Aircraft Tool Supply died and they didnt have a replacement. It is amazingly simple and easy to use. A few comments if you buy one. Set it up as they describe. It is very helpful to see that air in the line is being expelled, so if your fluid reservoir is empty, put in a little brake fluid so you can see the bubbles as the air is expelled. Also, the flow rate is proportional to the difference in the height between your reservoir and the source bottle. It worked better (i.e. faster) when I taped the source bottle to an 8 long 1x2 piece of wood and taped the wood to a vertical surface. Finally, yes, taking the fitting off of the brake and replacing the correct brake assembly is messy. I used a cookie sheet under the brakes. But as long as you dont siphon out all of the fluid in the reservoir, there should be no air in the line. It seemed like I had lost a lot of fluid, but when I checked the reservoir, the level had decreased by about 1/8.

Steve C
July 7, 2023

Excellent! Serviced my Cubs Grove brakes in a jiffy.

Norman W Verified Purchase


March 31, 2022

It works as advertised . As one review a quick finger helps. And would recommend this bleeder.

William J Verified Purchase


March 10, 2022

Well built and works well!

Doug M Verified Purchase


February 1, 2022

Used and works very well and specifically works on Cleveland brakes

Dan G
October 20, 2020

Worked perfectly for my experimental Super Cub .

Alan F
June 29, 2020


Allen Y
September 25, 2019

First I removed the small nipple on the Cleveland brake caliper and attached the bleeder adapter that came with it. Then a installed a different hose to the master cylinder then what came with the kit. This hose has a shut off valve on it so that the line can be closed off after bleeding. This is to prevent the oil in the system from draining back out when you remove the adaptor at the caliper. I lost a few drops of oil when I removed the adaptor. and installed the nipple. The oil came from the adaptor, not the caliper. Dont forget to close the valve at the bottle first. If you rely on just the head of the oil container above the master cylinder to bleed the air, it will take for ever. At least on my Pulsar. So I used the bulb to move it along. From start to finish it took about 1 hour by myself. Very pleased so far.

December 29, 2017

This does the job for a Vans RV-12iS, where other brake bleeders did not. Fills from the bottom. It works with hydraulic fluid. It is necessary to switch the fitting by unscrewing and replacing, which makes a mess. It would be better with a fitting to snap over the zerk so you could just loosen it and re-tighten.

Antonin G Verified Purchase


August 24, 2022

Used to bleed brakes on my RV-7A. Lines are barely long enough for bottom up bleeding and sufficiently long for top down (e.g. through the reservoir), which I needed to do for my dual brake setup. Youll need a smaller diameter hose to catch fluid at the caliper nipple since the supplied hoses are too large. Overall, a decent kit for single person bleeding.

August 25, 2021


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