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Old 15 Jan 2013, 09:17 am
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Default Power steering fluid added to brake cylinder?

Instead of putting brake-fluid into my master-cylinder I accedentially put power-steering fluid. Will this cause any problems?
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Old 15 Jan 2013, 09:32 am
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Drain the system, flush system, then refill it with proper fluid and breed the system.
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Old 15 Jan 2013, 09:46 am
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Yes, if left in there. Fortunately power steering fluid, being oil, floats on the glycol based brake fluid. The best bet is to remove the master cylinder, dump out the reservoir and wipe it out with a shop towel. Reinstall the master cylinder, leaving the fittings just a bit loose so you can bench bleed it on the car, as it were. The fluid does not circulate in a brake system so we can be sure there was no power steering fluid in the lines.
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