View Full Version : Brake fluid?

October 15th, 2007, 19:06
:dunno: Ok was doing the once over on the Heep. I have a 94 XJ with no ABS and I popped the Master cylinder cover to check brake fluid levels. What I found confused the hell out of me. The front resevoir fluid was a milky grey color and the back looked like good DOT3. What's causing this? The levels were good and I did the standard complete brake job minus opening any lines for caliper or wheel cylinder change about 1 1/2 years now. So the system has not been bled for at least 2 years now. Is this an unsafe condition for me and the people on the road ?

October 15th, 2007, 20:41
Front reservoir = back brakes, and I'd recommend bleeding the heck out of them right now. Probably have water in the lines, and you're going to go through a lot of brake fluid to correct that.

Jim www.yuccaman.com

October 15th, 2007, 20:44
If it's any help I would reccommend either speed bleeder or a power bleeder from Motive, both will greatly help your bleeding.

October 16th, 2007, 17:56
I have the mighty-vac. Works like a charm. You are going to really have alot of fun doing this....... If you can find/strongarm some help it will speed the process up.

Sounds like water in the brake lines though.

October 16th, 2007, 20:33
teflon the threads of your bleeders to stop bubbles passing through them, then get and use a mityvac. They're one of those tools that that once you get one, you'll wonder how you ever lived without one.

For example, it can test any AC or cooling system part for leaks, as well as help you do ghetto diff fluid changes and it also does a mean power steering flush. Well worth the money IMO.