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LX150: Brake Fluid Change
Overview
It is important to change your brake fluid as indicated in maintenance schedule for your model. Brake fluid will absorb moisture, and must be changed based on time, not miles/kilometers . It is recommended to change your brake fluid every two years. While this video tutorial is demonstrated on a LX150, it is the same procedure on all disc brakes.
Video Tutorial
You can also watch this video on Blogger.
Tools
Required

  • Small Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • #2 Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • 10mm Open-Ended or Combination Wrench
  • 17mm Open-Ended Wrench
  • Pliers
  • Shop Rags
  • DOT 4 Brake Fluid
  • 3/16" clear tubing (or see nice to have).
  • Hose clamp to hold the plastic tubing onto the nipple/bleeder valve. The bleeder nipple/valve will cause the hose to expand, and you need the clamp to make sure the hose does not pop off.
  • Container to catch old brake fluid. (a plastic water bottle works well)
  • Safety glasses and gloves

Nice to have

Tips

  • Unless you are using one of the optional brake bleeder kits, you will need a helper to complete this job.
  • Time is approximately 10-30 minutes depending on skill level.
  • Check your model's manual for specifics.
  • MV member michael_h posted some very helpful information in the post Help with Brake Fluid.
  • Plastic in contact with brake fluid can become brittle. Use extreme caution to protect plastic (cowling) as well as painted surfaces from spills.

Contributed by MV member Frank with the help of his daughter Maureen.
Last Updated Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:04 pm
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