A must have for the mechanic! This device is amazing. It evacuates the entire (Drained) cooling system of air as you watch the hoses collapse. Then close off the suction valve and check the vacuum gauge for leaks. Remove the air supply hose and connect the refill hose and insert into a bottle of antifreeze and open the suction valve and watch the system fill in seconds.
Works like a charm. I added an additional radiator to the front of my car because we upgraded the engine. With the refiller tool, it completely filled everything - including the new cooler and hoses - without any trapped air. The coolant I used was very expensive (Porsche original) so I didn't want to waste a drop and this tool make it happen.
Amazing tool! I have a Nissan 350Z which we struggled with diagnosing the cooling problem. I had used a special fill funnel and burped the system several times but was unable to extract all the air pockets. With the Airlift, it took 10 minutes and the systems was vacuum leak tested and refilled with coolant without any air pockets. Amazing! Great tool and well worth the money.
Wow. Just wow. This is one slick piece of kit. Had to replace the radiator in my 2000 BMW Z3. (BMW's are like that.) Anywho, once everything was screwed into place, I just stuck this jewel into the overflow tank opening, connected it to the compressor and dropped the coolant line into a jug with my already mixed coolant. Fire up the compressor, wait a minute or three, and press button on the refiller. It drew a vacuum on my cooling system in nearly no time at all. Release the button, and wait 20 seconds to see if you have leaks. Then, flip the fill lever. Keep an eye on the coolant level. Less than a minute, the system is full. It's almost no effort at all. No bubbles, no hassles. How did we ever live without this?
Worth EVERY penny! Could not get the air out of my E36 no matter what I tried, and finally bought this. It did an amazing job. I didn't even empty out the cooling system first, I just vacuumed it down with whatever liquid was in there and put the hose in the 50/50 coolant bottle and opened the valve. It was full and air-free is seconds. Gonna use it on other vehicles now too. The only annoying thing is you have to hold the button on the unit while vacuuming down the system.