DRAPER MANUAL PRESSURE BRAKE BLEEDER (STOCK NO: 22495)
Draper’s offering has a sturdy pump that is built into the 2.0-litre capacity container, adjacent to which is a spring-loaded release valve that evacuates pressure swiftly. The horizontally side-mounted pressure gauge boasts a rubber cover to prevent damage and we also appreciated the small side handle. To reduce spillage, the fluid filler aperture is wide and angled upwards. The internal brake fluid pick-up tube does not extend to the bottom of the flat-bottomed reservoir, however, meaning that some wastage is inevitable.
Uniquely, Draper includes a removable rubber base that reduces the risk of the unit slipping from the engine bay, which is a very good idea. We expected a flawless performance but the tested sample not only leaked brake fluid between the metal and plastic parts of the master cylinder cap when under pressure (which risks damaging paintwork and causing corrosion), but it also overfilled our reservoir when dismounted.