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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Mushy brakes? Air in the lines?

Well, I bled the brakes and they are definately okay. But then the pedal seemed to go to the floor even easier after I did that. I got to lookin' closer, crammed head up between the front tires and the hood and looked at the master cylinder. It's dryer than a popcorn fart! The damn service guy didn't top up my brake fluid! I have about 3 hours on it since I bought it (5hrs total). I don't think I can ruin anything with the system empty like that can I? I obviously had SOME fluid in there since it did stop for me as shitty as it did...

It's gonna a whole lot cheaper for me to run 2 miles up the road to Kragens and buy some brake fluid than load this thing up and haul it into the dealership and make them fix it for free. But I need to make sure nothing can possibly be ruined that I SHOULD take it to the dealership for first.
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Not ruined, just have to bleed them again, start with the rear first.



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everything should be fine. just fill it back up, but you'll have to re-bleed the system

futsa!
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Thanks guys. Is there any kind of special 'grade' brake fluid I should look for regarding sideXside's?
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You'll be ok, You have to bleed it all though. Years ago I bought a RF900R Suzuki and a week later I heard this thump noise everytime I used the brakes. The front caliper was damn near off! I called the dealership and asked them why they didn't check everything because of course they charge you a set-up fee. The ass hat has the nerve to say ''We can't check everything''. I wanted to kill him.

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Thanks guys. Is there any kind of special 'grade' brake fluid I should look for regarding sideXside's?
whatever it says on the mastercylinder cap, prob dot 3 or 4



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When I did mine it called for Dot 4...

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Teryx calls for Dot3. I filled it up and bled it a couple times but I got nothing. Any tricks to getting the air out or will I simply have to do this 100 times?
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I got it. Finally got my boy out there to pump the brakes for me and after an hour, it was finally spurtin' like Ron Jeremy!

Wow what a difference good brakes make!!!!
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