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.
Used and works very well and specifically works on Cleveland brakes
Worked perfectly for my experimental Super Cub .
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.
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.
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.
Definitely takes some fiddling to get working, but it does the job once you figure it out. Definitely makes a mess too, but it can be mitigated a little bit with some quick finger plugging while swapping the filler fitting for the actual fitting.
It works ok. We still used the ball to push fluid through. I bought this hoping I could use this without any help but it really helped having a second person . Short answer is , it works, it would have went faster with a standard pump and two people. The unit does appear to be made of quality materials. Make sure you open the lid so the fluid will flow because there is no vent.
I like the premise behind the design but I don’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 don’t you will make a good sized mess and possibly introduce air into the brake system while reinstalling the bleeder.
Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.