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Old 05-15-2017, 09:28 AM   #11
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could have been worse . . . your leak could have sprayed brake fluid all over the engine bay (been there, done that)
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:43 AM   #12
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could have been worse . . . your leak could have sprayed brake fluid all over the engine bay (been there, done that)
OMG, I freak out if I lose a few drops. I don't want to consider the panic attack I would succumb to if it sprayed all over.

I did have an Olympic brain fart when I was very young that could have been catastrophic but miraculously I bailed myself out with cleverness and a lot of luck. Cliff notes: I left a quick disconnect coupling stuck inside the bore of the spark plug in my 190E. I has visions of having to replace the entire engine head. Or at the very least having to pull it off and paying someone to remove the threaded fitting. This was all during a valve stem seal replacement on all 6 cylinders.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:07 PM   #13
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Earlier versions of the Motive were shipped with plastic hose that disintegrated when they came into contact with, you guessed it: brake fluid. I learned this when I got a face full of high pressure brake fluid a number of years ago.

Shockingly, I still use mine, because I've never had as good of results doing fluid flushes by other methods (vacuum, gravity, old-fashioned pedal-pumping). I got an updated hose from Motive (free!) and I am diligent about cleaning the thing with denatured alcohol after use.
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Earlier versions of the Motive were shipped with plastic hose that disintegrated when they came into contact with, you guessed it: brake fluid. I learned this when I got a face full of high pressure brake fluid a number of years ago.

Shockingly, I still use mine, because I've never had as good of results doing fluid flushes by other methods (vacuum, gravity, old-fashioned pedal-pumping). I got an updated hose from Motive (free!) and I am diligent about cleaning the thing with denatured alcohol after use.
I keep these on my favorites. I haven't done the mod on the second link, but thought about using it just a pressurizer and found others had thought of that as well.

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-foru...r-bleeder.html

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-foru...ethod-use.html

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...6293&catid=717
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:09 PM   #15
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could have been worse . . . your leak could have sprayed brake fluid all over the engine bay (been there, done that)
Seeped, not sprayed.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:27 PM   #16
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Earlier versions of the Motive were shipped with plastic hose that disintegrated when they came into contact with, you guessed it: brake fluid. I learned this when I got a face full of high pressure brake fluid a number of years ago.

Shockingly, I still use mine, because I've never had as good of results doing fluid flushes by other methods (vacuum, gravity, old-fashioned pedal-pumping). I got an updated hose from Motive (free!) and I am diligent about cleaning the thing with denatured alcohol after use.
I'm not sure what happened other than it didn't seal at the reservoir. I'd take the slow seeping I had over pressurized fluid flying, but still. If the reservoir wasn't half hidden under the cowl, it wouldn't be such a pain.

Oh well. Brakes fluid is now flushed, coolant is flushed and oil is changed for an additional cost of $220. I probably shouldn't complain, but it pisses me off knowing how to do things and not getting them done.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:32 PM   #17
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... it pisses me off knowing how to do things and not getting them done.
This i definitely understand.
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but it pisses me off knowing how to do things and not getting them done.
You know what? At least you care. *slow clap*
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You know what? At least you care. *slow clap*


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