Recent Topics
Looking for new oil/oil filter combo..
by radtech91
11/23/14 11:13 PM
Best atf for volvo 4t65ev/gt
by pjc360
11/23/14 10:43 PM
A New Cert mark for ILSAC GF-6B?
by wemay
11/23/14 10:24 PM
APPLES
by JHZR2
11/23/14 09:42 PM
where is the best deal on Dexron VI ?
by LScowboy
11/23/14 09:33 PM
Engines designed around oil?
by Throt
11/23/14 09:30 PM
Battery sprung a leak!
by JHZR2
11/23/14 09:30 PM
DVR for TV
by Jimkobb
11/23/14 09:10 PM
Newbie question on power bleeders for brake
by volodymyr
11/23/14 06:54 PM
Tire size variations
by GerGa
11/23/14 05:04 PM
Good video on Hit and Miss engines
by GreeCguy
11/23/14 05:03 PM
Injectors question
by chrisri
11/23/14 04:30 PM
Newest Members
kinder, SamBruin7, splatt, Lars65inc, dothedrew1202
51984 Registered Users
Who's Online
20 registered (chrisri, 3800Series, aa1986, Black_Thunder, c502cid, Bill_G, 1 invisible), 658 Guests and 163 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51984 Members
66 Forums
222540 Topics
3522308 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2792461 - 11/04/12 05:03 AM Anyone use Cal-Van Tools 247 One Man Brake Bleeder
radtech91 Offline


Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 424
Loc: Ohio
http://www.amazon.com/Cal-Van-Tools-247-...rds=Cal-van+247

I found this on amazon. Has anyone used this? I hate to pay a lot for a better brake bleeder system when I will only be using this once and then it sitting there again for another 3 years or so.
_________________________
2010 Honda Ridgeline RTS 4WD - (67,000)
Amsoil 0W-20 + Bosche D+ Filter
Amsoil 80W-90 Gear Lube
The rest: Honda OEM Fluids

Top
#2792866 - 11/04/12 03:12 PM Re: Anyone use Cal-Van Tools 247 One Man Brake Bleeder [Re: radtech91]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
How can it work with "no springs, diaphragms, or moving parts"?
It is a one way valve - it has to have parts inside - I distrust them after that statement.
This could work well, depending on quality.
For not much more, a knock off Mity Vac is a great option.


Edited by mechtech2 (11/04/12 03:13 PM)

Top
#2793017 - 11/04/12 05:46 PM Re: Anyone use Cal-Van Tools 247 One Man Brake Bleeder [Re: radtech91]
vssjim Offline


Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 351
Loc: McLean, Va.
I'm sure it will work fine, how tough can it be for a simple tool like this to be made.

Top
#2793108 - 11/04/12 07:43 PM Re: Anyone use Cal-Van Tools 247 One Man Brake Bleeder [Re: radtech91]
radtech91 Offline


Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 424
Loc: Ohio
What about something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MV8000-Automotive-Test-Bleeding/dp/B00265M9SS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352080135&sr=8-1&keywords=Mityvac+%28MITMV8020%29

It isn't very expensive. Would this be better?
_________________________
2010 Honda Ridgeline RTS 4WD - (67,000)
Amsoil 0W-20 + Bosche D+ Filter
Amsoil 80W-90 Gear Lube
The rest: Honda OEM Fluids

Top
#2793358 - 11/05/12 07:43 AM Re: Anyone use Cal-Van Tools 247 One Man Brake Bleeder [Re: radtech91]
DC44 Offline


Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 122
Loc: Memphis, TN
I used this the last time I bleed brakes Lisle Brake Bleeder

Simple and cheap. A little messy pouring out the brake fluid if you're not careful. I've been thru 3-4 mityvacs, not because there bad but somehow I keep losing them. I didn't want to drop $35 for something that I wasn't going to use for years again but was very pleased with spending $7 and getting the same results. Also the time it takes to bleed them was around the same. Only difference is that I had to hop in and out the car to pump brakes but for $30 less who cares.
_________________________
1995 Buick Park Avenue - 207k
Current Fill:Havoline Deposit Shield 5w-30
2009 Toyota Camry SE
Current Fill:Havoline 5w-20

Top
#2793978 - 11/05/12 06:58 PM Re: Anyone use Cal-Van Tools 247 One Man Brake Bleeder [Re: radtech91]
radtech91 Offline


Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 424
Loc: Ohio
I watched some videos on Youtube and some research on Honda forums. I am just going to make my own. A one way valve (aquarium accessory) and some clear tubing and an empty windshield washer bottle.
I'll have my friend pump the brakes and I will watch under the car. I can make this and it will only cost about $5.
_________________________
2010 Honda Ridgeline RTS 4WD - (67,000)
Amsoil 0W-20 + Bosche D+ Filter
Amsoil 80W-90 Gear Lube
The rest: Honda OEM Fluids

Top