Directions for using the POWER BLEEDERTM:
Hydraulic fluid is hazardous. Read and follow fluid manufacturer's
warnings. Hydraulic fluid is corrosive and may damage automobile paint
or other surfaces. If fluid spills, flush with water immediately. Always
wear safety goggles when working with hydraulic fluid.
Use your Power Bleeder only as directed. Read these directions
completely before starting. The Power BleederTM is intended for use only
by individuals experienced with bleeding and servicing hydraulic
systems. If you are unsure about your ability or experience, consult a
trained professional. Always follow vehicle manufacturers' directions
when bleeding hydraulic systems.
1. Ensure that Power Bleeder is clean and free of debris, old hydraulic fluid, or any cleaners or solvents.
Remove hydraulic fluid reservoir cap from vehicle. If old fluid is
excessively dirty, siphon it off and refill reservoir with fresh fluid.
Do not pump excessively dirty fluid through hydraulic system.
3. Firmly attach Power Bleeder cap to the fluid reservoir, ensuring that gasket seats properly and is not worn or cracked.
Tighten pump cap onto empty Power Bleeder and pressurize to recommended
operating pressure as per repair manual psi. Check for leaks at fluid
reservoir and at Power Bleeder fluid hose connections. If reservoir cap
or hose connections are leaking, release accumulated pressure in Power
Bleeder by gently unscrewing the pump cap. Never remove reservoir cap
before depressurizing Power Bleeder tank. Reattach Power Bleeder
reservoir cap or tighten hose connections and once again pump tank to 10
psi and check for leaks.
If no leaks are found, unscrew pump cap and add up to 2 quarts of new
hydraulic fluid from a sealed container. Use only the type of hydraulic
fluid recommended for your vehicle.
Tighten pump cap. Pressurize Power Bleeder to level recommended in
vehicle service manual. Do not exceed 20 psi. Higher pressures may
damage your vehicle's hydraulic system and could result in serious
Determine proper brake bleeding sequence from your vehicle service
manual. Attach bleed tube to bleed valve at the first cylinder to be
bled; place open end in a suitable fluid receptacle. Open bleed valve;
bleed until fluid runs clear and free of bubbles. Tighten bleed valve to
the torque specified in your service manual.
8. Repeat on each bleed valve. Pump additional pressure into Power Bleeder if necessary.
If fluid remains in the Power Bleeder tank when through: tip the tank
away from fluid pick-up tube and open bleed valve closest to the master
cylinder. Allow air to flow into fluid reservoir until fluid level falls
just to the maximum fill level on your reservoir. Close the bleed valve
and tighten to specified torque.
When complete, release pressure by slowly loosening pump cap. Remove
the cap from fluid reservoir, taking care to avoid spilling any fluid
that remains in the tube.
11. Replace fluid reservoir cap on your vehicle, checking that fluid level is at the maximum level indicated on reservoir.
12. Before driving car, carefully check for leaks and test for proper brake operation.
Never store hydraulic fluid in Power Bleeder. Always dispose of excess
fluid properly. Do not clean your Power Bleeder with brake parts
cleaners or other solvents not intended for use with plastic components.
Lubrication of the Power Bleeder pump mechanism should not normally be
necessary. Should lubrication be required, apply a small amount of brake
fluid compatible grease to the Power Bleeder pump shaft. Never
lubricate with petroleum-based oils.
14. Cleaning and Maintaining the Power Bleeder - To
clean the POWER BLEEDER after use pour denatured alcohol into the tank
and into the tube. Dispose of the dirty alcohol. Allow the unit to air
dry. Store in a cool, dry, dark area with the hose wrapped loosely
around the unit without any kinks in the hose. DO NOT USE BRAKE CLEANER
ON ANY PART OF THE UNIT. If denatured alcohol can not be found a mild
dish washing detergent may be used, however insure all soap is rinsed
out prior to air drying unit and that unit is completely dry prior to
next use. We highly recommend replacing the hose every 3-4 years or if
inspection shows any damage to the hose.