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nevadaesh
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:25 pm    Post subject: Cooling System Pressurization Pump Kit Reply with quote

From GW, has anyone used this? Good? Bad? Ugly?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well a pressure pump made bleeding the cooling system dead easy after I stressed and fretted jacking up either end and revving the engine to unsuccessfully bleed. It also helped me track down a weepy hose junction. I've been on the lookout for a kit (borrowed my neighbour's for my bleed job) but most are much more $ with a bunch of adapters you don't need, and probably not the right one.

For that price I can't see how you'd go wrong unless it's a total hunk of garbage, which I don't think (hope) GW would try and hawk.

Added to my GW wishlist. Thanks, or damn you...not sure which.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a sec...is it just a bike pump with a valve stem? On second though I think I'll just get a bike pump with a gauge on it locally and save shipping! Or maybe even just get a valve stem and (carefully) use my compressor. Didn't think of that before!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using my Motive brake bleeder for that function for years. It is dead easy and I already have the tool so it just serves another function.

If you don't have a tool like that, do you have a bike pump sitting around?

20 PSI is the max that you want to put into the system


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Built Something Like That Myself Reply with quote

I built my own. I use the same gadget--after a rather thorough cleaning--to bleed my coolant system, and my brakes. Have a look at this:
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and THIS:

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and... THIS:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1135773&highlight=#1135773

and...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3760952

I've since replaced ALL the plastic hose with the vinyl and sealed the fitting to the pressure sprayer's tank with sealant.

Not to knock GoWesty, but this thing works pretty well on its own for more than one use. That's not a bad price, though. Mine's just useful in more ways.

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