Dealer Tool Report

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My 2018 T100 Bonneville was due for the biannual brake fluid flush, and my dealer is four hours away. I had heard of the "DealerTool," which can open the valves in the antiskid system, so I ordered one (www.dealertool.com) from the English provider. The OBDII adapter arrived in good order, so I downloaded the DealerTool files from their website into my PC and opened the program. One minor inconvenience is that the purchaser must return a code from the program to the folks at DealerTool, and they send back a key which is loaded into the program. However I received the code from DealerTool in less than a day. I also made covers with a 1/4" NPT pipe fitting attached so that I could use my pressure bleeder (Motive Products Power Bleeder www.motiveproducts.com) rather than having to pump the brake levers. The DealerTool worked as the directions showed, and the antiskid pump could be heard when the bleed button was selected. I selected the bleed button several times to be sure all of the fluid was flushed from the master cylinder, antiskid system and brake calipers. It was also interesting to go through all the tests and diagnostics that can be done and read with the DealerTool.
In short, I would highly recommend the DealerTool if you do your own maintenance.

Craig Taylor
 

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Good report, Craig. Thanks.
 

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Thanks, Carl!
 

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i recently got a dealer tool but being technically challenged + sometimes putting things off have not yet activated it. got the wench on my new leftover 19 street scram to remove + do brake fluid on my 18 T120 + am interested how you set up your motive bleeder as i have one that i used on several vehicles, a great one man bleeder for sure. if possible i would like a pic of your setup + a how to as i am older + slower, thanks in advance
 

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I’ll get photos for you tomorrow.
Craig
 

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My 2018 T100 Bonneville was due for the biannual brake fluid flush, and my dealer is four hours away. I had heard of the "DealerTool," which can open the valves in the antiskid system, so I ordered one (www.dealertool.com) from the English provider. The OBDII adapter arrived in good order, so I downloaded the DealerTool files from their website into my PC and opened the program. One minor inconvenience is that the purchaser must return a code from the program to the folks at DealerTool, and they send back a key which is loaded into the program. However I received the code from DealerTool in less than a day. I also made covers with a 1/4" NPT pipe fitting attached so that I could use my pressure bleeder (Motive Products Power Bleeder www.motiveproducts.com) rather than having to pump the brake levers. The DealerTool worked as the directions showed, and the antiskid pump could be heard when the bleed button was selected. I selected the bleed button several times to be sure all of the fluid was flushed from the master cylinder, antiskid system and brake calipers. It was also interesting to go through all the tests and diagnostics that can be done and read with the DealerTool.
In short, I would highly recommend the DealerTool if you do your own maintenance.

Craig Taylor
Thanks Craig Great report
 

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thanks much! looking forward to this + as usual great forum members helping others is what forums are all about!!
 

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Here's a couple of photos: First showing how the hose goes from bleeder to the cover I made, the second shows the covers themselves. Made the covers from aluminum bar stock. I hope that his helps.
Using Motive Power Bleeder.jpgT100 Brake Bleed Adapters.jpg
 

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rodhotter

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nice work + thanks! similar to the motive adapter i forgot about for use on early vehicle master cylinders that had a cover that was held on with a spring clip aka 1970's vehicles. thanks again for taking the time!!
 

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Thanks Rodhotter. I struggled a bit with the photos. Nee4 to resize them better. If you would like to use the caps I made, you would be welcome; just pay for the shipping.

Craig
 

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better than I, since free photobucket is gone i am LOST!!! got a new cheap smartphone phone + hopefully learn how to e-mail or send pics to another phone, handy + sometimes pics are required to post for sale stuff!!
 
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