SEALEY BRAKE & CLUTCH BLEEDER
The VS1025 resembles the similarlypriced Gunson Eezibleed (excluded from our test because it isn’t self-pressurising) but we liked the little Sealey’s compact dimensions and the separate hook that permits it to be hung from an open bonnet’s bracing. However, the instructions did not include details about the required pre-use assembly – not only were we left with a redundant section of rubber tube, but also an oversized hose clip that we assume should secure the pump’s pressure hose, because it blew off once during testing. Despite its small size, the pump’s plunger required a lot of hand force to operate (although its moulded grips were appreciated) and system pressure could not be sustained for very long. Nevertheless, ease-of-use is the VS1205’S strength. While no pressure gauge is fitted, a simple valve in the cap operates automatically to prevent in excess of 20psi being reached. Unfortunately, there is no way to release the pressure afterwards, apart from unscrewing the caps. When we did this, the fluid within the master cylinder became aerated, which is undesirable.