Old brake fluid is bad brake fluid

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Michael Pardee, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. We have all heard the admonitions to dispose of remaining brake fluid once
    we are done with the open can, but check out this recent post on

    Picked up a bottle of brake fluid off a shelf in the gargage yesterday
    and heard a funny noise. There were three little balls of ice floating
    around in there.

    Never seen that before.

    This was left over fluid from September 2004 when I changed front brake
    hoses on the Bonneville.
    Michael Pardee, Dec 22, 2006
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  2. Michael Pardee

    Eric Guest

    Yes, the stuff will absorb water even though the cap is on tight. I suppose
    freezing to fractionate out the water might be one way to get rid of it but
    I still wouldn't use the remaining brake fluid.

    Eric, Dec 23, 2006
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