Oops mixed brake fluids

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Oops mixed brake fluids

Post by glasgowjim » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:32 pm

bled brakes and added dot 4 before I read the post that it was dot 5.1 in the system.

how bad is bad ?

made no difference to brakes there appears to be no servo suction 92 1.7 turboo.

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Post by hjkort » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:04 am

it's not that bad, but the quality is worse than before.
As long as you don't mix it with dot 3 or dot 5 (no longer available, hence the .1 in 5.1)
If you mix dot 3 or 5 than the cups in the system will degrade.
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