When your brake pedal starts feeling soft and spongy, you know it's time to give ‘em a good bleed. Instead of reaching for your rolodex to track down a helper to come pump the pedal, tackle the job all by yourself with the Phoenix Systems V-5 DIY Reverse Brake Bleeder.
Perfect for any at-home mechanic, the Phoenix V5 Bleeder makes it fast and easy to bleed your brakes like a pro without bugging your buddies to lend a hand—or a leg. Utilizing Phoenix's patented Reverse Fluid Injection design, it forces the air in your lines up and out through the master cylinder. In just 15 minutes flat, your pedal is back to its firm former self—all without calling in favors from your friends.
From classic drum brakes to modern ABS systems, the Phoenix V 5 Brake Bleeder works on just about any vehicle. It comes complete with an array of adapters to fit most bleeder valves, and it's safe to use with DOT 3, 4 and 5.1 brake fluid—not to mention clutches. Better still, your Phoenix V5 Brake Bleeder is backed by a 90-day warranty.
Reviewed by aaron k (Coeur D Alene, ID) Reviewed for a 1913 Ford Model T — May 14, 2014 1:01 AM
Well, I got the job done with it. Twice now in fact....but on the second go round the plunger would not pull back after squeezing the handle and I had to really reef on it to pull it back and the handle popped out and wont go back together quite right anymore. Maybe the O-ring could be better sized or it could be lubricated prior to each use? And its overall construction is rather week and it leaks a bit and the fittings could be a bit tighter as it is a pressure system. Its a hand pump why cant someone make one just a bit beefier. Good design concept poor mass market cheap construction. But it gets the job done, for how many times I dont know, probably not too many. It should only cost $20 in my opinion.
Reviewed by Dwight E (GEORGETOWN, TX) — Mar 06, 2014 7:18 AM
My 2004 Honda Rune has a proportional valve in the system. Using the Reverse Bleeding technique makes it easier to clear bubbles from all the twists and turns in the hydraulic lines. All the attachments I needed came with the kit and the bleeding can easily be performed by one person, but two makes it even better.