Car Mechanics (UK) - - Product Test -

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.

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