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Offline Lavaspit

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Brake fluid Top Off
« on: April 04, 2019, 02:37:03 AM »
My front brake reservoir is at the "min" level.  I have scanned some posts about the front brake fluid bleeding process.  What I want to know is if I can just top-off if I am under 6k miles.  Or do you always have to completely replace / bleed?

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Re: Brake fluid Top Off
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 07:11:57 AM »
Check your pads make sure they don't need replacing. Then check for leaks. Then top off.

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Re: Brake fluid Top Off
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 04:54:40 PM »
Ah ok.  Brakes do seem slightly less grippy.

Preferred fluids?

(Im a city kid)

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Re: Brake fluid Top Off
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 06:58:21 PM »
Don't top up the fluid if your pads need replacing as it will then be overfull.  Check the pads, replace if necessary then check your fluid level.  Brake fluid doesn't evaporate, so low fluid usually means the pads are getting low or you have a leak (which is unusual).  As the pads wear, the pistons are out further to keep the pads in contact with the disk hence the low fluid level

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Re: Brake fluid Top Off
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 08:49:17 PM »
I have a bottle of Motool 600 in my shed for next time.

 


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