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Old 06-01-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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Ok so I ordered the Motive Products 0117 Ford/Import 3-Tab Power Bleeder Black Label. I am interested in any other "equipment I may need to get the job done right.

Do you guys use a special bleeder wrench, or just your normal wrenches?

Where do I get rid of the old brake fluid?

Any recommendations on new brake fluid for my 2012 2.0i? Also amount of new fluid I should purchase.

Sorry if this is posted somewhere else, but it's hard to locate the info unless it's in the title.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:00 PM   #2
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Anyone do this without the additional bleeder bottle to catch the excess? I was wondering if any old bottle would do?
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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Ok so I ordered the Motive Products 0117 Ford/Import 3-Tab Power Bleeder Black Label. I am interested in any other "equipment I may need to get the job done right.

Do you guys use a special bleeder wrench, or just your normal wrenches?

Where do I get rid of the old brake fluid?

Any recommendations on new brake fluid for my 2012 2.0i? Also amount of new fluid I should purchase.

Sorry if this is posted somewhere else, but it's hard to locate the info unless it's in the title.

Thanks in advance!
A normal box wrench will do the job. I can't remember what size.

I drop off the used fluid at a service center, much like I do with used motor oil.

Here is the brake fluid I used:

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/v...+3+brake+fluid


I bought two of the 32-oz bottles, and used approximately 1.25 bottles to do the job. But my car has the manual tranny, so I was flushing the clutch line too. Regardless, you don't want to run out of fluid in the middle of the job. I'd say to buy two bottles, and if you can complete the job with only one bottle, then return the other bottle to the store for a refund.

As for the bottle I used to catch the old fluid, I just used an empty 1-gallon plastic milk container.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:14 AM   #5
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Ok so I ordered the Motive Products 0117 Ford/Import 3-Tab Power Bleeder Black Label. I am interested in any other "equipment I may need to get the job done right.

Do you guys use a special bleeder wrench, or just your normal wrenches?

Where do I get rid of the old brake fluid?

Any recommendations on new brake fluid for my 2012 2.0i? Also amount of new fluid I should purchase.

Sorry if this is posted somewhere else, but it's hard to locate the info unless it's in the title.

Thanks in advance!
Just a normal wrench, I forget the size.

Brake fluid can be disposed of with your used oil anywhere that used oil is accepted.

You can use whatever DOT3 or DOT4 fluid you wish. I use Castrol GT LMA DOT4. Just get a quart and you will have plenty to spare.

BTW if you want to save some money you can return your Power Bleeder and just get a simple
Hydraulic Brake BleederHydraulic Brake Bleeder
which are available for $16 off of Amazon. They are cheap and simple to use. You can do a full brake fluid flush in about 20-30 minutes by yourself without having to worry about getting the proper master cylinder adapter-plate or getting a good seal.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:39 AM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to give the motive bleeder a shot. I feel more comfortable trying this, but I do appreciate the help.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:36 PM   #7
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Used this today and it worked awesome! I didn't even have to full up the power bleeder with fluid so no mess! Just top off the res. And re pressurize each bleeder. Worked great

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Old 07-30-2014, 08:49 AM   #8
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Nice. I'm glad it worked out well.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:09 AM   #9
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did you remember the clutch?
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:20 AM   #10
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CVT

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Old 07-30-2014, 09:26 AM   #11
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I used the one man brake bleeder kit from Harbor Freight Tools. It has a small bottle which means a few more trips back and forth but for $6 and not needing anyone's help it worked out great.
http://m.harborfreight.com/one-man-b...kit-37201.html

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Old 07-30-2014, 12:30 PM   #12
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That Harbor Freight brake bleeder kit is worthless. You're going back/forth to keep the reservoir filled AND back/forth to dump the fluid in that little bottle into a bigger bottle. Some hose that fits over the bleeder screw and the other end dropped down in a clear gallon jug does the same thing.

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:40 PM   #13
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That Harbor Freight brake bleeder kit is worthless. You're going back/forth to keep the reservoir filled AND back/forth to dump the fluid in that little bottle into a bigger bottle. Some hose that fits over the bleeder screw and the other end dropped down in a clear gallon jug does the same thing.

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Just a idea, don't need to rain on a parade.

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Old 08-03-2014, 01:45 PM   #14
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^Lol. Okay, if you think its the same thing. I didn't mean to rain on your parade.

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