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Old 06-06-2011, 09:19 AM
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Exclamation clean brake fluid rez on truck?

Does anyone know a way to totally clean out the brake fluid rez while on the truck? There is too much old fluid and it is contaminating the new fluid. My goal is to clean the rez and install all new brake fluid in the system. Even after using the turkey baster, there is fluid in the rear chamber and I'm on level ground; it won't drain to the front.
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y not just flood the system with new and keep bleeding until the new fluid runs out
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ya, but I only bought x amount of fluid. going back to the store, which I was trying to prevent + I wanted to scrub the inside of the rez. do you know if there is a chem you can add to clean? I've never heard of one, just asking others.
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personaly ive never heard of one... honestly i would say just get more fluid and just keep going with it... you could pull off your calaper and drain them so that you have less fluid deluting in the system... know what i mean... ive always just fludded the system with new fluid and went on... are you doing it all manualy or are you using a bleeder assistant of some sort like a larger res you pop on the top and have presureised so you dont have to pump the brakes all the time?
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I have a mighty vac 2 and I have a mason jar I made up with tubing in/out. My hand is getting tired. It works fine with bleeding, but I never changed with it. lol. I may look for a vac pump to do this, I'm by myself and of course my pc on my work bench.
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lol nice home brew is always the best lol... c if someone else has a idea but thats what ive always done when we swap fluid at drill on humvee's just keep bleading till it has new fluid coming out

could use something like this for a 1 man job
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CJEBEPMCMAU#
theres more expencive ones and cheaper ones also but this is almost what we use
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I can't believe this: I just went to Advance and bought more brake fluid and figured I'd buy 4 new bleeder screws and replace them. I got 2 for the rear. They DON'T list any for the front. WTF???? I drove up the road to NAPA -- "ah, do you have the old ones? I have a box of loose bleeders screws you can look for, we don't stock per vehicle"..... NAPA??!!!! This is what they've come to. 'Look through a box and pick one'???? !!!!!!!!!!!
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holy shit lol y do you need new bleeders are your curroded or what
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Talking bleeder screws...

I had to heat my 02' screws with a torch to remove them. they are not stripped, but pretty rusty and while I'm doing all of this....why not put new in?
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gotcha... maby paint the back side of them so they dont rust this time... what out that
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