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Old 02-10-03, 06:05 PM
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Question 1998 GS400 Brake Fluid Amount / Volume

I'm about to order my new fluid, and I don't have my OM with me.

How many quarts or liters does the system require after a full system bleed?

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hey Dex, I don't remember the OM states this info for the brake system, I would get 3 quarts to be sure.
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Like he said. 2 will do but 3 to be safe. Once you open a bottle though throw it away. Don't hold it for use later.
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Cool - 3 quarts it is - THANKS GUYS!
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Like he said. 2 will do but 3 to be safe. Once you open a bottle though throw it away. Don't hold it for use later.
Mr J do you think that holds true for fluid you'd use in LSD as well? I bought some redline stuff for mine and they only had a gallon (takes about half to change). Does it go bad or is it just the brake fluid that has issues with exposure to air?
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They are both hygroscopic (absorb moisture from the surroundings) but to different levels. Oils will have anti-emulsifiers added that minimize the hygroscopic actions but they will slowly absorb water too.

To be "safe" I wouldn't use either if they've been sitting for a while (say 6 months to a year) but if push came to shove I'd feel better about using the LSD oil than the brake fluid.
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