View Full Version : bleeding the brakes?

02-18-2008, 04:21 PM
Hey everyone!

Just wondering about one man brake bleeding.

I have read alot of the articles on NAM and other sites and it looks like something I want to tackle.

I am planning on bleeding the brakes on my mini when the weather improves and was pondering purchasing a brake fluid extractor.

I am looking at the griot\'s brake fluid extrator and the motive power extrator.

Griot\'s - http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/85700.do?code=EMRSC

Motive - http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/trackside-tools/fluid-tools/extractor

Have anyone of you people used either of these products?

I am looking for a little feedback on either product, how they work, good or bad things, etc?

Any info or tips you guys can provide me would be greatly appreciated.

If any of these products are available from a dealer here in Canada please let me know also.

I have never worked on the brakes of any of my vehicles so I am trying to make it as easy as possible.

Thanks in advance!

JOSH in Sudbury

02-18-2008, 04:52 PM
Get a Motul Brake Bleeder.

02-18-2008, 07:30 PM
Sounds good Fei.

Could you point me in a direction where I could find some info on this product. Motul\'s website is useless.

I have searched google and found squat.

Another question, are stainless brake lines worth the upgrade for a non track cooper s?


02-18-2008, 08:20 PM
Sorry, I had a typo. It\'s the Motul Brake Bleeder.


You basically put brake fluid into the bottle, connect it to the master brake cylinder reservior and pressurize the bottle by pumping it.

Then you just need to do the conventional open/close bleeding valve moves, as long as you keep the pressue between 15psi and 20psi.