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Old 04-09-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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how much fluid in front brake reservoir?

Just flushed my front brakes...how much fluid should I keep in the front reservoir? Center between high and low? Seems like at lean(left turns) with the fluid at that level, it may pull air into the system. Your thoughts?
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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get it as close to the high as possible while level
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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You can't "pull air into the system"... it's sealed. If you fill the reservoir until your inspection glass is 50-75% than it should be good to go. If you are bleeding your brakes on a regular basis and having to add fluid, then you have a leak and it needs to be seen to immediately. If in doubt, let a pro do it for you... better to shell out $100 than to end up street pizza because your brakes failed.

Also VERY important... make sure you're not mixing fluid types... some are incompatible and will cause a brake system failure. Use whatever the owners manual says to use... not what some "dude" at the auto parts store wants to sell you. If it says DOT4 Synthetic, then make sure that's what you use.

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Old 04-09-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
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You can't "pull air into the system"... it's sealed. If you fill the reservoir until your inspection glass is 50-75% than it should be good to go. If you are bleeding your brakes on a regular basis and having to add fluid, then you have a leak and it needs to be seen to immediately. If in doubt, let a pro do it for you... better to shell out $100 than to end up street pizza because your brakes failed.

Also VERY important... make sure you're not mixing fluid types... some are incompatible and will cause a brake system failure. Use whatever the owners manual says to use... not what some "dude" at the auto parts store wants to sell you. If it says DOT4 Synthetic, then make sure that's what you use.

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Old 04-09-2011, 01:55 PM   #5
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I bled out of the left front caliper until the reservoir was almost empty as to keep mixing with old fluid to a minimum, bled the right caliper after . After lookin at the "rubber insert" under the lid, I'm guessing your suppose to fill it up high enough so there is no air trapped underneath it. Sound right? Used dot 4.
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:00 PM   #6
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I bled three reservoirs worth of new fluid through them so I'm hoping that was enough to get all the old fluid out. also bled the master a little or the bleed on top of the brake handle assembly.
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Keep that far away from the coatings.
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