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    Break resiviour

    OK so I fill the resiviour and place the diaphram and lid on. Tighten it down and wash it off. I pump the breaks and there is no leak.

    But a couple of hours later or the next morning I see some moisture around the cap. Now the fluid about overflows when I put the diaphram in and so Im thinking its just what got ontop of the diaphram and inbetween it and the cover seeping out.

    Make sense?

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    Sounds like air in the lines expanding and forcing more fluid back into the reseviour when the temp cools down at night. Have you bled the brakes to be sure you have all the air out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwater
    Sounds like air in the lines expanding and forcing more fluid back into the reseviour when the temp cools down at night. Have you bled the brakes to be sure you have all the air out?
    Oh no this happens without running it. I actually got the brakes nice and blead now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Rob
    Oh no this happens without running it. I actually got the brakes nice and blead now.
    Does your bike call for DOT3 or DOT5 and which did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeg
    Does your bike call for DOT3 or DOT5 and which did you use?
    Cap on resiviour says DOT3 and so does the bottle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Rob
    Cap on resiviour says DOT3 and so does the bottle?

    I was fishing. DOT5 is what I expected. Just wanted to elimiate that as a possible problem.

    However, I got nothing...yet.
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    Im hoping its just the excess that splashed up while I closed the top? If not maybe I need a new diaphram?

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    Get silicone brake fluid to save the paint!

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    Thanks Beta but I already blew that one : (

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    Ok I went ahead and blead the breaks again. They are steady and tight now. I did not fill the resiviour up to the top and I got everything tight. No leak now that I can see. I still think it was a bit of spill over from closing the cap.

    Thanks!!

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