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Too much brake fluid
Recently I "topped off" my master brake cylinder with power steering fluid
(accidently, of course) adding about 2 oz. to the original brake fluid.
What will happen if I leave the power steering fluid in there? Is this a
serious enough mistake to drain the system, or can I let it slide?
SUCK all the fluid out of the master cylinder NOW! Disconnect the brake
lines off the master cylinder and flush it with new brake fluid or
flushing fluid for brakes. Watch the fluid coming out of the line holes
while someone else pumps the pedal, it should run clear. If the oil
didn't get into the master cylinder and was only in the reservoir you
should be OK. If it got into any of the rubber parts in the system they
will fail as they are rubber and not oil resistant. Be very aware of the
way the pedal feels, if it goes down real slow by holding pressure
against it you will have to at least replace the master cylinder. Good
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