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cleaned out brake and clutch lines - O=M=G
Written by pc800dork on 6/20/2009 at 06:35 pm

Here's how I did it - I have no idea if I went "by the book"

1 - Removed the reservoir lid. Sucked out the nasty fluid with a syringe body.
Cleaned the "poop" out with many Q-tips. Made sure all of the little holes were
cleaned out (with a toothpick).

2 - Filled with clean brake fluid - replaced cap.

3 - Put a tube (running into a can) over the corresponding bleeder nipple. Pump
and HOLD lever down with one hand > open bleeder nipple and let fluid escape -
DO NOT RELEASE LEVER > tighten bleeder - NOW YOU CAN RELEASE LEVER > Repeat
until fluid runs clean and clear. If you are cleaning a lot of crud out of your
lines, then you may have to pump a good amount of fluid through. So, every 4-5
times you bleed the screw, check the fluid level in the reservoir and refill as
necessary.

4 - When finished, check level of fluid again - refill as necessary - tighten
cap. Check brake/clutch. Done.

Others may feel free to chime in...


> Dork, the only part I don't understand is the pumping part. How did you pump
the fluid? And I thought I heard somewhere that cleaning the reservoir is a
delicate affair. Can't let any contaminants in? How did you prevent that. It
seems ridiculously easy to do, but I'm sure I could screw it up. I've got 13 YO
brake fluid & I need to do something.
>

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pc800dork
5/25/2008, 09:05 pm
cleaned out brake and clutch lines - O=M=G
I went through the brake and clutch lines and cleaned the reservoirs and flushed them with fresh fluid. I have NEVER seen such neglect before. Not only was the fluid the color of chocolate milk, but there was approximately a tablespoon of cru

    c172myp51
    6/19/2009, 08:27 pm
    cleaned out brake and clutch lines - O=M=G
    And what kind of a job was this? An all day affair? Difficult for a non-mechanical guy with a few tools? I do own both Honda manuals. -Scott --- In

      pc800dork
      6/19/2009, 10:18 pm
      cleaned out brake and clutch lines - O=M=G
      It wasn't too bad. Get yourself a few feet of clear tubing that will if over the bleed nipple and run it into a jar to catch the fluid and you can do it alone. I just cleaned the reservoirs and pumped fluid through the lines until it ran

        turbojohn231
        6/20/2009, 05:01 pm
        cleaned out brake and clutch lines - O=M=G
        Did the same thing to mine last year. There was 1/4 inch of goop in the bottom of each reservoir. After doing it I noticed the clutch engaged better. John 89PC --- In

          c172myp51
          6/20/2009, 06:14 pm
          cleaned out brake and clutch lines - O=M=G
          Dork, the only part I don't understand is the pumping part. How did you pump the fluid? And I thought I heard somewhere that cleaning the reservoir is a delicate affair. Can't let any contaminants in? How did you prevent that. It seems ridicu