ok so bleeding the cooling system is a routine topic around here, as it's often the answer to many problems people experience with this car. Wash and wax? Better bleed after that just in case :P I've done it so many times...

What I have never figured out is how to do this without making a mess? In the process I always end up spraying coolant all over the place. Aside from the mess, it makes it harder to tell if something's leaking the next time I'm in there, unless I hose down that corner of the engine bay when I'm done.

I know the shops and dealers use a vacuum bleeder so they don't have to worry about this. I wonder if there's a tool that could thread into the bleeder screw hole and has some kind of hose fitting on it?

Maybe I could make something using a spare bleeder screw...

1996 BMW 328i
2003 BMW F650CS - R.I.P. 8/25/2004
2005 Suzuki SV650S - 3/26/2005