WOW... lots to say on this one...
If all you want to do is change your fluid there are easy ways.
Yes there is colored brake fluid. You can get it in any color. So you have what use to be clear and now is brown. So buy blue fluid... soak up what's in your resv and refill with blue stuff... bleed the brakes till you run some good blue thru the bleeder. This doesn't introduce any air into the system as long as you keep the resv full (keep an eye on this!!!!)!!!!!
Changed the lines... get a oral syringe (sp?) from a drug store... after hooking up the new lines... use this to put the new fluid in the brake line where the banjo bolt goes... just squirt it in there...then hook it up... and bleed. Also be sure to tap the lines to bring that trapped air up to the banjo bolt and like stated... bleed that MANY TIMES!
Yes... do not save standard brake fluid. It holds moisture and that destroys it.
Further, normal brake fluid will eat paint, plastic, and many other things! Be carefull.
HOWEVER!!!!! There is a solution to these last problems. Get DOT 5 Silicone brake fluid. doesn't capture moisture and won't destroy stuff! It will run you about $10-$12 for a small pint bottle but its well worth it!
aka Gas Man
Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
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