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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2006, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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5.1 Brake fluid

Can I completely bleed my Dot4 and just put in this 5.1, when I bought it they told me it was compatible the one with the other, si I wanna know if this is just gonna be a bleed-pour-n-go type deal.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2006, 07:56 PM
 
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Dot 4 and Dot 5.1 are both polyethelene-glycol so i dont see any prob there. It deffinately wont work with Dot 2 or Dot 5. Other than having some residue of a fluid with a lower boiling point than the new stuff going in, i dont think there will be an issue. But im not 100%... if it helps.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2006, 08:41 PM
 
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if you have a vacula.. read the owners manual and if it says that the system holds 3.5 quarts keep adding and bleeding 5 quarts through that should clear out all the old fluid... also a couple tips for anyone when working with brake fluid..

1. brake fluid will eat your paint.. do not spill it on the bike.

2. brake fluid is hydroscopic.. which means that it absorbs moisture.. never leave the cap off a bottle of brake fluid and don't buy brake fluid in gallons buy multiple smaller containers.. once you open it even a plastic capped bottle will absorb enough moisture to lower the boiling point by 20% if left in a garage once the vaccume seal on the bottle is broken.....


bleed away.........
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2006, 10:41 PM
 
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if you have a vacula.. read the owners manual and if it says that the system holds 3.5 quarts keep adding and bleeding 5 quarts through that should clear out all the old fluid... also a couple tips for anyone when working with brake fluid..

1. brake fluid will eat your paint.. do not spill it on the bike.

2. brake fluid is hydroscopic.. which means that it absorbs moisture.. never leave the cap off a bottle of brake fluid and don't buy brake fluid in gallons buy multiple smaller containers.. once you open it even a plastic capped bottle will absorb enough moisture to lower the boiling point by 20% if left in a garage once the vaccume seal on the bottle is broken.....


bleed away.........
yup, hammer meet nail head-

its actually hygroscopic. sorry, im in a picky mood today.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 12:02 AM
 
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thanks for the correction...

another thing that I forgot was that you should check your brake fluid resevoir cap to ensure that it is on tight and has a clean seal... and that stainless steel lines allow less moisture to seep through then the standard lines..

so in closing find my ex wifes car and douse it with brake fluid...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 05:46 AM
 
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thanks for the correction...

another thing that I forgot was that you should check your brake fluid resevoir cap to ensure that it is on tight and has a clean seal... and that stainless steel lines allow less moisture to seep through then the standard lines..

so in closing find my ex wifes car and douse it with brake fluid...




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