C30 Brake pressure bleeders

Looking for some recommendations for a brake pressure bleeder to use on a P1 C30.

(Previously I tried bleeding the brakes using the pull through / vacuum method and that didn't really work and had to resort to ye old school method.)

This one from FCP Euro is recommended, however shipping is a killer:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/european-power-bleeder-black-label-motive-products-mot0109

Also found a couple of similar ones, but don't want to buy one and find out that it's terrible or doesn't fit the C30:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3L-Brake-Clutch-Bleeding-System-Fluid-Bleeder-Kit-Hand-Pump-Pressure-Tool-AU-New/323672699210 (looks similar to the SP tools one)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hand-Pump-Pressure-Brake-Bleeder/263586876391?epid=1078095665&hash=item3d5f008be7:g:lcQAAOSws5FcjXj3

Any recommendations?

Cheers

Comments

  • I use the sp tools model :sp70809 the included adaptor fits the p1 volvos. Also helps if you ever have to bleed the clutch
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  • The motive one is the one I have and it works quite well
    I think you need to add i was in an s80 with three wheels getting pulled backwards and was told to "hold on shit is about to get real".
    c30c30
  • I have the motive one as well. Works well
    c30c30
  • Yeah it seems the Motive one is the Pepsi choice... might just need to suck up the shipping cost and get on with it.
  • If you have a fluid reservoir lid spare you can build one pretty easily from a weed sprayer
    c30c30
  • If you have a fluid reservoir lid spare you can build one pretty easily from a weed sprayer

    Hmm, now that you mention it I do have a spare boost gauge and lots of spare connectors and tubing...

    If I can find a cheap cap (maybe a ford one?) that'd be a viable solution.
  • Same as focus and mazda 3
    c30c30
  • Same as focus and mazda 3

    And hopefully Peugeot... I just bought one on Aliexpress for $2.50.
  • And also ordered a few TR-413 tire valves ($1.50), so I'll use a tyre pressure gauge to check the pressure.

    I'm gonna give it a go with this sprayer https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/sca-sca-garden-pressure-sprayer---5-litre/133946.html

    Hopefully this will get the job done for under $20!
    egads
  • That sprayer but a bunnings version is what I used
    c30c30
  • Thanks all! Will let you know how I go.

    This will be the fourth tool that I've made or modified for servicing the C30!
    egads
  • Thanks all! Will let you know how I go.

    This will be the fourth tool that I've made or modified for servicing the C30!

    Sounds like a plan. I had something I got I think from ipd years ago that had a brake reservoir cap attached to a bottle for the fluid and an attachment for low-pressure air (I fitted an air tool fitting to the pressure hose and I hook up to the outlet of my air compressor and set to about 10-20 psi max - obviously be extra careful as you don’t want to blow up the reservoir and make a mess). I found cleaning the bottle every time after use was a pain, so now I just put the fresh fluid in the master cylinder reservoir and keep topping it up as I go. A bit more fiddly but just something I learned over the years as I have a lot of 240s in addition to the C30, and with 8 bleed screws and flushing the fluid every 2 years on the 240s I do a lot of bleeding LOL. If your car is a manual you should also bleed the clutch slave at the same time, but it’s a bit hard to get at the bleed nipple and I can’t recall the exact procedure...I think you pressurise the brake master fluid reservoir with your brake bleeder, open the clutch bleed valve (put hose on it into a container to collect fluid obviously) then pump pedal 10 times.
    timboc30c30
  • Well that was rather fast. Looks like I'll be bleeding the brakes this weekend.

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    Fits too!
    egads
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