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Mercedes W123 Brake Fluid Flush/Bleeding Girişe yapılan değişiklikler

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Önce
Sonra
Değiştirilmemiş
Cihaz
No device
Type
maintenance
Title
Mercedes W123 Brake Fluid Flush/Bleeding
Introduction
Did you know that brake fluid is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hygroscopy|hygroscopic]? In short, this means it literally draws in water from the surrounding environment.This leads to the potential for corrosion in your car's brake system if you leave the brake fluid for too long. It's a good practice to change it every other year.The way to do this is to flush the old fluid out of the system using fresh fluid. When you've finished with the flush the system will be full of new fluid.The process is basically the same for bleeding the system after you perform some work that opens the brake system to air, such as replacing a brake line. The system must be free of air to work properly so you will need to remove it by bleeding the system.Please keep in mind that brake fluid is corrosive to paint so try to keep it from getting on your car's paint. Be sure to rinse it off if any does land on your paint.Also, always remember to wear gloves and glasses and any other protective equipment you feel will help keep you protected when working with automotive fluids as most are toxic or caustic to some degree. In the same vein, always remember to catch the fluid in an appropriate container and to dispose of it properly. Your city, county or other jurisdiction can help identify the best way to dispose of it.
Time Required Min
45 dakika
Time Required Max
45 dakika
Imageid
Önce
Sonra
Difficulty
Moderate
Conclusion
When finished, go for a careful test drive and then check for leaks.
Author
Public
Evet
Summary
Brake fluid does not last a lifetime! Your brake system should be flushed with fresh fluid once every two years. And the same process needs to be done to bleed air from your brakes after doing certain work on the system. Learn how here!

Aletler

  • 9mm wrench x1 added.
  • Clear plastic tube x1 about 24 inches added.
  • Drain Pan x1 or some other collection container added.
  • Motive Power Bleeder x1 added.
  • Turkey Baster x1 or appropriate suction tool added.

Parçalar

  • Dot-4 Hydraulic Brake Fluid x1 added.

İşaretler

  • Member-Contributed Guide added.