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Old 09-11-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Brake bleed with a "twist"

I was in another city and had some time to kill along with needing an oil change. I had a filter with me so I stopped at an oil change place and had them do the work.

One of their "services" was to check all other fluids and top them up....I walked over just in time to see a guy putting windshield washer fluid in the brake fluid reservoir! He had just added a "little" he said...yikes! Well, they did top up the fluids so I got the complete service.

Needless to say I am going to be bleeding my brakes and clutch tomorrow. My question is: What do I do? Do I need to somehow drain all the present Washer fluid/brake fluid combo out of the reservoir first? Or do I just hook up the Motive Power bleeder and go for it? Suggestions anyone?
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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See no reason force the washer fluid throught the system. So I would remove the screen from the reservoir and suck the fluid out to where the sensor is that you can see on the side. Then hook up the motive and do the usual.

What I would have done is had the guy suck out the reservoir right then, and fill it up with brake fluid. Then left it alone. But I'm not going to Porsche heaven.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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I certainly hope you plan to at least give them the bill for the cost of fluid, never mind your time.

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