With a track day approaching, it was time to remove the center caps and switch back to hub centric rings... Also needed to bleed the brakes... Til now, have been doing the (2) person method, where someone needs to press the brake pedal while the other guy bleeds and refills the brake reservoir... What a pain.
Have been looking for a good option to accomplish this task alone... Enter the “Speedi-Bleed“ pressure brake bleeder kit
Comes fully assembled with a brake system C900 adapter cap, fill bottle, regulator, an air fill line, tubing in between and a plastic storage box.
The link has a nice video demonstrating it in use... And convinced me to give it a try.
The cap adapter twists on in place of the OEM brake fill cap. Really like that it clears the J’s Racing strut bar with no issues.
Removed the cap from the fill bottle, which dropped in perfectly beside the ECU.
Poured in (1) bottle of brake fluid.
Then twisted the cap back on tightly. The fill bottle has a minimum level marked that needs to be maintained. (1) bottle of brake fluid put it well above that.
Removed a cap from (1) of the tires to provide air pressure to power the Speedi-bleed.
Connected this end of the Speedi-bleed to the tire, per instructions.
set the regulator to 10-15 psi per the instructions.
Removed the rubber bleeder caps and connected an old water bottle with clear tubing through the cap. Bled each brake in this sequence:
Driver side rear
Passenger side rear
Driver side front outer then inner
Passenger side front outer then inner
10mm and 11mm flare nut wrenches
10mm combo wrench
Paper towels for any spills
The Speedi-bleed maintained a uninterrupted supply of brake fluid throughout the bleeding process. Made sure to check the fill bottle towards the end to make sure it was still above the minimum.
Bled all (4) brakes in a matter of minutes. The tire supplying the air pressure dropped maybe 1 PSI.
Disconnected the Speedi-bleed and returned everything back to normal.
Wow. Very impressed with this brilliant tool. The Speedi-bleed is a game changer, how easy it makes brake bleeding, which until now, I didn’t like doing.
As an added bonus, It stores nicely in the provided case, ready for next time. It will also bleed the clutch. Highly recommended
I'm about to do the whole brake system on my FK8. I want to buy this speedi-bleed kit after reading your review on it. I have 2 questions though - 1: How did you proceed or would you recommend removing all the OEM fluid from the system before I add Motul brake fluid? 2nd: Is there a correct pattern on these cars bleeding the brake system after adding the motul? I remember from minor previous experience you start from the rear right and work your way up in a Z pattern?
Looking great! You should grab a wider dash shot to get the full effect
How about the Front Emblem? Where did you get that?