No help here with the "power bleeder", but when I do a flush, I alternate between ATE Blue and anyone's clear or amber DOT 4 fluids. That way, I know when I'm done, as the fluid changes color. Actually, the blue dye is so powerful that soon after I've done the flush with the clear, the fluid turns back to blue (I guess from the small amount clinging to the brake line walls and what remains in the calipers), so I need the more expensive "Blue" only every third change.
I personally prefer to vacuum bleed the brakes. I pack silicone grease around the bleed nipples to seal the threads, and I like to think that a little bit gets drawn into the threads, preventing corrosion. Back in the day (before Saabs) I had problems with bleed nipples rusting tight in the calipers, which I attributed to the brake fluid in the threads drawing in moisture.
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