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.
Not FAA approved.
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.
Here is a little update. What this bleeders lacks for in bleeding brakes it makes for in servicing struts. A little caution is required to keep from making a mess but it can be used to fill a strut with hydraulic fluid while purging out the air in pretty short order.
I replaced the original bleeder piece on this unit with a custom adapter I made and changed the hose to a little larger diameter. Now it works like a four stars unit.
I like the premise behind the design but I donâ€™t think the designer has ever bled brakes on an aircraft. Be prepared to change the caliper connection to something that will allow you to use the bleeder as intended. If you donâ€™t you will make a good sized mess and possibly introduce air into the brake system while reinstalling the bleeder.
Used on a Lancair 360 (very low brake bleeder attachment) This unit does the job within 10 - 15 minutes as the claim it would, BUT it surely makes a hell of a mess. You need to take out the bleeder attachment of the brakes and screw this unit in... well, as you unscrew your brake and until this is screwed in, the hydraulic fluid keeps flowing out to the floor rather quickly. A hell of a mess. I will not use it again.