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Motive or Vacuum bleeders

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ARB1977, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    ARB1977

    ARB1977 [OP] Don’t be a dick

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    Ive got a motive brake bleeder. Although the manual says to do two person method. Has anyone used either bleeder with success? I used it when I had my 2002 Tacoma with no issues although that truck had no abs. Thanks.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Gixerkiller

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    I use the old tried and true method.

    Mason or Gatorade bottle and a 1/4 inch tube about 3 feet long. Add some clean fluid to the bottom of the bottle, attach line to bleeder tit,
    Open tit, push the brake pedal about 8 times, check fluid level in res, fill as needed....repeat.

    Never a bubble or air intrusion.

    (Will use a vac pump for master cylinder or line replacement just to get the fluid moving. Usually a hand pump though)
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    Lord Helmet

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  4. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    Thanks
     
  5. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    ARB1977 [OP] Don’t be a dick

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  7. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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    OP,

    what is this "the manual" you speak of?
     
  8. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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    ARB1977 [OP] Don’t be a dick

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    This is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    Rob MacRuger

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    Any hardware store should carry it. Didn't one come with the Motive unit?
     
  11. Sep 8, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    My one person bleeder.
    Just make sure fluid is above end of tube in bottle.
    Worked good on my 08
     
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  12. Sep 8, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    ARB1977 [OP] Don’t be a dick

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    Even though you let off the brake air won’t get sucked back in because the hose is submerged? Thanks
     
  13. Sep 8, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    ARB1977 [OP] Don’t be a dick

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    I don’t think so
     
  14. Sep 8, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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  15. Sep 8, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    ARB1977

    ARB1977 [OP] Don’t be a dick

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  16. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:50 AM
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    Yes no air is able to get back in.
    If it sucks it sucks fluid.
    If a second person is available I do the two person pump hold bleed.
    The bottle actually worked well for me.
     
  17. Sep 9, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    ARB1977

    ARB1977 [OP] Don’t be a dick

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    Awesome man, thank you. Now does the truck have to be running for the abs system or does it really matter?
     
  18. Sep 9, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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  19. Sep 9, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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    I’ve done both didn’t seem to matter.
    I’ve also just let gravity do it’s thing.
     
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  20. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    I have the same adapter and it works fantastic. I've used it to bleed my Tacoma, and my neighbors Scion TC and Tundra. Makes bleeding the clutch super easy as well. One issue to look out for is the condition of the hoses with the motive bleeder. They are not reinforced and tend to get brittle after a few years. I replaced mine with reinforced hose after the stock hose burst and sprayed brake fluid all over the place.
     
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