Power Probe brake bleeder

fishEH

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So I have a Motive power bleeder that I've used on my D1. The cap adapter never fit great, it even leaked a few times. Screwing it on/off was always a pain because there's no swivel.

I'm coming up on a brake fluid flush for my 2015 Honda Odyssey and looked for the proper Motive adapter. It was a flat plate with chains and wing nuts, a one size fits all and the reviews on Amazon were crap. They pointed me towards Power Probe.

I bought the Honda one and Land Rover(European) one from ToolDiscounter.com for $92 shipped.

I received the Land Rover one today and its good quality. Its heavy in the hand. There is a lot of thread engagement with the adapter so I don't think it popping off or leaking will be an issue. The connection is a male automotive fitting and it swivels; no more looped and kinky bleeder line! All in all it seems like a quality part consistent with its price, about $33 before shipping. I haven't tried it yet but I have high hopes.
 

fishEH

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I used the Honda adapter today and its NICE! Worked perfectly, didn't leak a drop.

I measured the Land Rover Motive adapter against the Power Probe Rover adapter. Basically the Power Probe has .115" more thread engagement with the master cylinder. Just eyeballing it looks like a another threads worth. Enough to eliminate leaks or the chance of it popping off when tightening it.
 
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kennith

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Looks good. I wish there was one for the D2. Our brake reservoir cap is a twist and lock.
Check the Power Probe adapter kit. The other day I could have sworn it said there was a DII cap included.

Don't remember where I saw it, but I'll check again later.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

kennith

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Supposedly the BMW cap can be used on a Disco 2.
I'm going to be looking into this, because I've been wanting an off the rack bleeder adapter for the DII for a while now.

It's not the easiest system in the world to bleed. To be fair, not much is easy to bleed on that thing.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

ERover82

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I'm going to be looking into this, because I've been wanting an off the rack bleeder adapter for the DII for a while now.

It's not the easiest system in the world to bleed. To be fair, not much is easy to bleed on that thing.

Cheers,

Kennith
That's odd. I've always heard that D2s, like most British cars, are excellent for bleeding financial and circulatory systems.
 
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