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Old September 24th, 2006, 11:17 AM
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Replacing brake fluid

I just replaced my brake fluid and installed braided stainless hoses. I bled the brakes using the motive powerbleeder and it all seemed pretty easy. But now I notice that the fluid in the front of the main reservior is clear while the rear of the reservoir is darker. I assume this means I didn't bleed out all the old fluid from the rear circuit.

I still have some clean fluid in the powerbleeder so if I reattach it and bleed more fluid out of the rear would this replace only fluid from the rear circuit?

This seems logical and may be a stupid question but this is my first time replacing brake fluid.

Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old September 27th, 2006, 08:27 PM
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The trick is to remove the old fluid from the reservior and replace it with new before beginning to flush the lines. The easiest way is to buy a cheap plastic turkey baster. Use it to pull all the old brake fluid out first. Refill the reservior with new fluid, then bleed. This way you don't have to push all the old stuff through the system. Wash out the baster when you're done and keep it in the Motive Powerbleeder box (those things work great, by the way). I always use Castrol GT Lma brake fluid.

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Old September 27th, 2006, 09:09 PM
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Yup, baste the turkey, keep flushing until clear. Make sure brakes are bled in proper sequence.
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