1101 Power Bleeder Adapter Attachment Tips
The 1101 adapter which is inlcuded in many kits and the 0101 Universal Power Bleeder Kit is a useful adapter in that it can attach to a large number of vehicles. The downside is that it can be challenging to attach if you don't know a few useful tips. Here they are:
- Keep Gaskets Dry. The gaskets on the Motive Products adapters seal better when dry. If you're having difficulty obtaining a seal, make sure the gasket is dry. Wipe it down with a clean rag or paper towel. Then clean it with alcohol. Keep the alcohol off of your skin and definitely don't drink it.
- Do a dry run. Attach the adapter before putting brake fluid in the Power Bleeder's tank. Pump it up to pressure and listen for leaks. If you have a leak, reset the adapter. If you have a good seal, then slowly open the Power Bleeder cap, bleed off the air, add some brake fluid, pump the unit to pressure and proceed with your bleeding.
- Get the attachment pressure right. If you over tighten the adapter you will bow it which will result in a leak. If you under tighten it you will get a leak. If you're struggling to get a good seal, try some different attachment pressures.