Re: Motive Products Bleeder
I've used the Motive bleeder for several years on different cars with good success. I also have the 1105 with the rectangular aluminum pressure adapter for the old style master cylinders. I just bled the brakes on my '69 yesterday and got a perfect pedal. i've never had any issues with the hold off valve, have not depressed the button on the back and am able to bleed the front brakes without issue. I've purchased an additional OEM brake reservoir cap for some of the other cars I've done and made an adapter for the Motive with the OEM cap with good success with one caveat - I've always had to use a C-clamp with all of them. The J bolts and chains will not provide enough pressure to prevent leakage, but I'd use them with the C-clamp. On your Camaro be sure the rear bale (or whatever you call it) nearest the booster that holds the lid on your MC doesn't get under the Motive cover or it won't seal. I also put a very light coating of silicone grease on the rubber seal to help it seal. Every time I've used it without the C-clamp it leaks, with the C-clamp no problem. I'd suggest putting something on the floor in case you have a leak. By all means release the pressure by unscrewing the pump from the brake fluid tank on the Motive before you remove the MC cover or you'll have a terrific mess and probably some ruined paint depending upon how far it blows brake fluid over your car. When you release the pressure fluid transfers back from the MC to the tank so when you remove the adapter the fluid is right at the brim of the MC reservoir. The fluid tube from the Motive tank to the MC does not have to be full, it will take what it needs. Also, before you load the Motive tank test the seal by pumping it up without fluid in the tank to whatever pressure you're going to use and make sure it holds the pressure for a minute or so. Don't let the tank run out of new fluid or if you keep bleeding the pressure will eventually force the fluid out of the MC and you'll have to remove it and bench bleed it. Remove the old fluid from the MC before you start and fill with new fluid. You may already know all this so don't take offense if I'm telling you what's already obvious.
'69 Z/28, Lemans Blue/White Stripes, DZ302, Tremec Magnum, 4.10, Procar Elite Seats,
Custom Upholstery, Dynatech headers, 17" VWW V45's, 235/45, 275/40, C5 Front Brakes