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Totally useless. Do not buy for brake/clutch bleeding
on 9 May 2014
New clutch master cylinder - always a bleeding problem (if I may say so). Excited by new purchase. Extremely disappointed. Strongly recommend that you buy a 'one man bleed kit' (essentially a one-way valve) at a fraction of the price. That did the trick. What is wrong with this? Essentially it just sucks air into the system via the nipple, even though you have greased the nipple like everybody says you need to (check out the posts). Other issues? Pump failed totally after two days. Had to dismantle it and grease very flimsy rubber washer to restore some vacuum. Fluid bottle is useless. You have to put it into something (I used a jam jar) to stop it falling over, otherwise fluid gets into the pump and damages it. It is so small you need to keep emptying it, and when your hands are slippery with brake fluid it is quite hard to refit it properly. And to cap it all it is painted with a paint that is affected by brake fluid and comes off all over your hands. Yes, the pump is nicely built in brass (except for the flimsy vacuum washer which is NOT AVAILABLE as a spare (despite what the company promises) but what's the point when it doesn't do the jiob?
REALLY. DO. NOT. BUY. THIS. ITEM