Easy brake fluid removal tip

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Old 05-08-09, 07:33 AM
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Easy brake fluid removal tip

I am not sure if I heard about it here, from someone else, or thought of this myself. An easy and safe way to remove brake fluid is to use a turkey baster available at grocery stores for $3 or so. Just dip the baster in the reservoir, use the bulb to suck up the fluid and then put the tip into a bottle and squeeze bulb to remove. I have found this a great way to remove brake fluid without spilling it. I mentioned this to a guy at the grocery store this morning, and he thought it was a great idea. Sorry if I stole someone else's thunder with this tip.
 
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Old 05-09-09, 06:37 AM
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That's has always been the way to get it out of the reservour, but there is still lots of fluid in the brake lines themselves. I would not change my fluid this way anyways. I would rather bleed the brakes while replenishing the fluid until the fluid is clean coming out the calipers.
 
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Old 05-09-09, 11:09 AM
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True but it does come in handy when an oil change place tops off the brake fluid and you need to push the caliper bore back when changing pads.
 
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This method is also used to change the power steering fluid in the reservoir. It's called the "turkey baster method". Great minds think alike.
 
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Old 05-10-09, 03:45 PM
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I certainly hope that no one uses these basters in the kitchen afterward.
 
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Old 05-10-09, 03:49 PM
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Hey a little P/S or brake fluid could probably lubricate the old gritty knees......

Or substitute for that old olive oil...lol
 
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