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About cheyennesuper74

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  1. Not to beat the topic to death, but actually leaving the lid off the master cylinder overnight is detrimental as the fluid will just be absorbing the moisture from the air the whole time. The first thing noted on every brake fluid container is to only use fluid from a sealed container for just that reason. I never could understand the old school pressure bleeders that would sit around the shop with a couple of gallons of fluid in them for who knows how long. Defeats the whole purpose of flushing the system.
  2. +1 on the Motive bleeder system. I don't even use any fluid in the bottle; just pump it up to pressurize the system making sure to keep an eye on the fluid level in the m/c. Sure wish they would have had something compact and simple like that 40 years ago. It is especially important with ABS systems to flush the old fluid on a regular basis as brake fluid is hygroscopic (made to take up and retain moisture) and over time it reaches its limit and that's when internal system corrosion begins, and in some cases of heavy brake use, boiling of the fluid as the absorbed moisture has a considerably lower boiling point than uncontaminated fluid. Brake fluid is much cheaper than replacing corroded/malfunctioning ABS units. I know there are many vehicles out there running on their factory fluid, but why take the chance, especially if one frequently tows a trailer. Now if they would only OEM spec stainless brake lines, I'd be ecstatic. But that is a whole other story...
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