When working with the disc brake, observe the pre-
cautions listed below.
Never reuse old brake fluid.
Do not use fluid from a container that has been left
unsealed or that has been open for a long time.
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.
Don't leave the reservoir cap off for any length of
time to avoid moisture contamination of the fluid.
Don't change the fluid in the rain or when a strong
wind is blowing.
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 these parts. Gasoline, engine oil,
or any other petroleum distillate will cause deteri-
oration 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.
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
Brake fluid quickly ruins painted surfaces; any
spilled fluid should be completely wiped up imme-
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.
Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Refer to the Brake Fluid Level Inspection in the Periodic
Brake Fluid Change
Refer to the Brake Fluid Change in the Periodic Mainte-