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Originally Posted by handyman2009 View Post
Papigko, which model of Motiv pressure bleeder did you get to work with the Aston Martin Vantage as their site don't list Aston Martin. Thanks
I have the 0250 which came with multiple attachments but I think its the 715-1100 adapter that fits most brittish cars. Works on my rover, lotus and AM its a 45mm threaded cap
 
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Thanks I was looking at getting one but wasn't sure which one to get.
 
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Thanks for the response on capacity - I'll order two since I don't mind wasting a little to clean out the lines and calipers.

BTW Handyman the one I use for BMW's fits my V8V - that would translate to 1109. (45mm threaded)
 

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Well got everything needed to flush my brakes and clutch today, Motive Power Bleeder 1109 and 4 x 500ml of 5.1 Motul Brake fluid. The brake lines were not too bad but needed to get flushed but like Papigko the clutch fluid was black :-( as if it never got flushed before and my car is a 2009 so like 7 yrs, wow. Now at least I know everything is nice, clean and good for 2 yrs.

Thanks BMW-North for help get the right Motive Bleeder and locate the 5.1 Motul fluid near me :-) and thank for Papigko for the post
 
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Originally Posted by handyman2009 View Post
Well got everything needed to flush my brakes and clutch today, Motive Power Bleeder 1109 and 4 x 500ml of 5.1 Motul Brake fluid. The brake lines were not too bad but needed to get flushed but like Papigko the clutch fluid was black :-( as if it never got flushed before and my car is a 2009 so like 7 yrs, wow. Now at least I know everything is nice, clean and good for 2 yrs.

Thanks BMW-North for help get the right Motive Bleeder and locate the 5.1 Motul fluid near me :-) and thank for Papigko for the post
Hi Handyman, did you need all 4 bottles, I just ordered 3 500ml bottles in preparation for doing my car? I'm also curious if you noticed a difference in the clutch feel after flushing? Thanks.
 
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Hi Handyman, did you need all 4 bottles, I just ordered 3 500ml bottles in preparation for doing my car? I'm also curious if you noticed a difference in the clutch feel after flushing? Thanks.
Did this last week. Couple of items of note. I only used 3 bottles (500ml). I was flushing all brake lines and clutch. 9 nipples in total. Just use the motiv to create pressure on the fluid reservoir 10-15lbs. Too messy to pump fluid thru it. Just refill reservoir after each nipple. Also reduces chance of getting fluid on painted. fender or anywhere else.

My old fluid came out clear. Must've been changed but I don't have the paperwork. No diff on clutch operation but the more I drive the car the better it drives. but that might be in my head.



Protecting fender. Pressurizing brake fluid reservoir



10-15lbs



Old fluid



New fluid



Catch jar



Old fluid
 

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Thanks BMW North! Interesting way to use the Motiv. When I did my Porsche I pushed the fluid through it without issue but good to learn of a different way of doing it. I'm sure the clutch line is going to be black and I don't know the last time the brakes were done so this is likely overdue. I hope to get at it in the next few weeks. Cheers!
 
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I put all 4 x 500ml in the Power Bleeder and when I was done I had about 1 bottle (500ml) left in the Power Bleeder. Like BMW-North said you have to be careful when removing the tube from the bleeder valve not to get fluid everywhere... Everything workout great for me and I think the clutch pedal is more consistent (where it grabs) then before although I was getting use to the car after 7,000km driven this summer so far.
 
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I ordered my Motive bleeder a week ago. Just waiting for it to come in. Going to do the same flush it all.
 
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Originally Posted by 911MTB View Post
Thanks BMW North! Interesting way to use the Motiv.!
I empty the old fluid out of the master with a large syringe, then re fill it half way.That way it never overfills and when I remove the cap there is only about a 3/4 filled reservoir and no spillage.
 
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Popped open my reservoir cap and it's DARK. Started bleeding one of the lines and it started clear, then quickly got murky. I wasn't able to get to the job itself tonight... personal reasons.
 
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Originally Posted by telum01 View Post
Popped open my reservoir cap and it's DARK. Started bleeding one of the lines and it started clear, then quickly got murky. I wasn't able to get to the job itself tonight... personal reasons.
Yes sure, the new Model getting in the way of working on the Aston already!


As a question, for me, would it be too time consuming to get the calipers painted Yellow??? if we flushed the fluid??? Wonder how a Black DB9, w/shadowed out chrome trim, 20% on all windows with yellow calipers and HRE p101's or the BCforged version would look. Might be pretty awesome. I love the AM's that are greyish with the yellow. Just thought I would ask?
 
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As a question, for me, would it be too time consuming to get the calipers painted Yellow??? if we flushed the fluid??? Wonder how a Black DB9, w/shadowed out chrome trim, 20% on all windows with yellow calipers and HRE p101's or the BCforged version would look. Might be pretty awesome. I love the AM's that are greyish with the yellow. Just thought I would ask?
The most thorough way to do it is to remove the calipers for the color change. That means a bit of labor plus what basically amounts to a fluid flush. There's some down time while the calipers are off the car getting painted or powdercoated, but in your situation it wouldn't be an issue. The job is fairly straight forward.

When I do mine, I'm also having the calipers rebuilt with new dust boots, seals, etc. Mine are starting to show signs of their abuse

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Yes sure, the new Model getting in the way of working on the Aston already!
Unfortunately not this time... loss of a friend that I'm still coping with. But I am seeing her tonight so I still won't be getting to the fluid flush today
 

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Yes sure, the new Model getting in the way of working on the Aston already!


As a question, for me, would it be too time consuming to get the calipers painted Yellow??? if we flushed the fluid??? Wonder how a Black DB9, w/shadowed out chrome trim, 20% on all windows with yellow calipers and HRE p101's or the BCforged version would look. Might be pretty awesome. I love the AM's that are greyish with the yellow. Just thought I would ask?

It would look a little something like this Let me know if anyone needs deals for HRE's.

 
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