IVE STUPIDLY PUT OIL IN THE BRAKE FLUID ...

  • Tiny
  • adamdavis
  • 1997 Peugeot 306
  • 20,000 miles

I've stupidly put oil in the brake fluid reservoir. I have not moved the car or touch the brakes.

Have I distroyed my entire brake system?

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 AT 1:31 PM

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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S. UCK IT ALL OUT WITH A TURKEY BASTER!

MAYBE ADD SOME MORE BRAKE FLUID.S. UCK IT OUT AGAIN!

REFILL WITH BRAKE JUICE, WHEN YOU GET IT ALL OUT

THE MEDIC

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 AT 1:47 PM
  • Tiny
  • adamdavis
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Thanks!

OK, tried to suck it all out but, the but the reservoir has lots of crevices which my baster can't get into, but I have re topped up with fluid, sucked it out again, then topped up with more fluid.

Am I likely to die a horrible death after my brakes fail or will I be OK?

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 AT 3:14 PM
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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I LOOKED FOR A PIC OF YOUR MASTER CYLINDER. NO LUCK

DOES IT HAVE A PLASTIC RESERVOIR ATOP A METAL MASTER?

CAN YOU SIMPLY JUST PULL IT UP AND OFF (SNATCH THAT PUPPY OFF!)THEN RINSE IT OUT WITH SPRAY BRAKE CLEANER?

LET IT DRY AND STICK IT BACK ON?

I DID NOT DO ANY GARAGE 'SPERIMENTING TO GET INTO THE "GROOVE" OF YOUR ISSUEDID THE OIL FLOAT, OR SINK TO THE BOTTOM?

THE MEDIC

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Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 4:09 AM
  • Tiny
  • adamdavis
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It looks like I managed to suck it all out with the turkey baster - I have now driven over 100 miles and have noticed no difference in the brakes so it looks like problem solved.

Thanks, and have a happy new year.

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Saturday, December 29th, 2012 AT 2:44 PM
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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THAT'S GREAT!

IF YOU WILL PRESENT IT PROPERLY

THEY WILL PROBABLY TAKE IT IN TRADE

. DOWN THERE AT THE JEEP DEALERSHIP!

YOU HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR TOO!

NO NEED IN TEARING YOURS UP AGAIN, JUST TO COME SEE US. TEAR YOUR BUDDY'S CAR UP!

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

THE MEDIC

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Saturday, December 29th, 2012 AT 4:18 PM

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