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Black brake fluid in resevoir

My brake fluid is black in the resevoir. I wanna change it out. do i just start with the furthest one (pass rear) and open the bleeder and keep pumping till the fluid runs clear? While i'm doing I will this keep topping up the resevoir. Then once its clear do the same with the driver rear then pass front and lastly driver front.

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Re: Black brake fluid in resevoir

I would probably suck out as much of the existing fluid in the reservoir and refilling it with fresh before starting. Don't forget that the RABS valve has a bleeder as well. Cheers!

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Re: Black brake fluid in resevoir

Definately suck out as much as you can first and refil with clean fluid. Then Flush the system with new, clean fluid. Don't use some that has been opened and sat as it can adsorb moisture. A power bleeder is useful to have or you can make your own from a 1 or 2 gal pesticide sprayer. Motive makes one that a lot of my friends use on their cars and trucks:Motive Products It works the very same way as the professional power flushing systems, just on a smaller scale. You connect the hose with the universal adapter to the opening of the master cylinder reservoir and dump two quarts of new fluid into the tank and pump it up to 15 PSI and then run around and bleed it out of the wheel cylinders. I was able to flush the brake systems in all three of my vehicles in about an hour and a half. It is fast and really easy to use. For the money it is a must have item. Many shops charge well over $100 to flush a brake system. You can get one of these tanks and do it yourself for $49.95 for the tanks and $20 in new fluid. From then on all you need is the fluid. One advantage is you do not push dirt/debris into the master cylinder if you were to pump fluid with the brake pedal-this will help to avoid ABS problems bigtime.

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Re: Black brake fluid in resevoir

And I would recommend you start with Rt rear first just like you said, and end up at Frt left--> Farthest from master cylinder to closest.

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Re: Black brake fluid in resevoir

There are some good directions on the web to make your own pressure bleeder from a pestiside sprayer. I have a home made one and it works really good and I have used it on other guys vehicles as well.
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There are some good directions on the web to make your own pressure bleeder from a pestiside sprayer. I have a home made one and it works really good and I have used it on other guys vehicles as well.
i found a good one hear, thanx for the tip

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Re: Black brake fluid in resevoir

Yep that is the one I used as a guide to build mine.

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Re: Black brake fluid in resevoir

a Mighty vac in the situation is your best friend yea suck as much out of the resivor you can then refill with new fluid. then start on the rear left crack the bleader open and use a line toi slip over it or a mighty vac system and pump till the fluid is clean and bubles are gone. then go LR wheel Rf wheel then LF wheel when doing this make sure you check the master cylbder has fluid you don't want to pump the master cylinder dry so either keep toping it off or tip the bottle upside down and leave it in the resivor it won't over fill

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