2-36 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Follow the procedure below to install the front/rear brake
fluid reservoir cap correctly.
First, tighten the front/rear brake fluid reservoir cap [B]
clockwise [C] by hand until the resistance is felt fully; then,
tighten the cap an additional 1/6 turn [D] while holding the
brake fluid reservoir [A] body.
Torque - Front Reservoir Cap Stopper Screw: 1.5 N·m (0.15
kgf·m, 13 in·lb)
Tighten the bleed valve, and install the rubber cap.
Torque - Bleed Valve: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)
Check the fluid level.
After bleeding is done, check the brake for good braking
power, no brake drag, and no fluid leakage.
When working with the disc brake, observe the pre-
cautions listed below.
1. Never reuse old brake fluid.
2. Do not use fluid from a container that has been left
unsealed or that has been open for a long time.
3. Do not mix two types and brands of fluid for use in
the brake. This lowers the brake fluid boiling point
and could cause the brake to be ineffective. It may
also cause the rubber brake parts to deteriorate.
4. Don't leave the reservoir cap off for any length of
time to avoid moisture contamination of the fluid.
5. Don't change the fluid in the rain or when a strong
wind is blowing.
6. Except for the disc pads and disc, use only disc
brake fluid, isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol for
cleaning of the brake parts. Do not use any other
fluid for cleaning of these parts. Gasoline, engine
oil, or any other petroleum distillate will cause dete-
rioration of the rubber parts. Oil spilled on any part
will be difficult to wash off completely and will even-
tually deteriorate the rubber used in the disc brake.
7. When handling the disc pads or disc, be careful that
no disc brake fluid or any oil gets on them. Clean off
any fluid or oil that inadvertently gets on the pads or
disc with a high-flash point solvent. Do not use one
which will leave an oily residue. Replace the pads
with new ones if they cannot be cleaned satisfacto-
8. Brake fluid quickly ruins painted surfaces; any
spilled fluid should be completely wiped up imme-
9. If any of the brake line fittings or the bleed valve is
opened at any time, the AIR MUST BE BLED FROM
THE BRAKE LINE.