2-40 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the rubber cap [A] on the bleed valve [B].
Attach a clear plastic hose [A] to the bleed valve on the
caliper, and run the other end of the hose into a container.
Change the brake fluid as follows:
Repeat this operation until fresh brake fluid comes out
from the plastic hose or the color of the fluid changes.
1. Open the bleed valve [A]
2. Apply the brake and hold it [B]
3. Close the bleed valve [C]
4. Release the brake [D]
Mixing brands and types of brake fluid can reduce
the brake system's effectiveness and cause an ac-
cident resulting in injury or death. Do not mix two
brands of brake fluid. Change the brake fluid in the
brake line completely if the brake fluid must be re-
filled but the type and brand of the brake fluid that
is already in the reservoir are unidentified.
The fluid level must be checked often during the chang-
ing operation and replenished with fresh brake fluid. If
the fluid in the reservoir runs out any time during the
changing operation, the brakes will need to be bled
since air will have entered the brake line.
Remove the clear plastic hose.
Tighten the bleed valves, and install the rubber caps.
Torque - Caliper Bleed Valve: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)
Brake Reservoir Cap Screws: 1.5 N·m (0.15 kgf·m,
After changing the fluid, check the brake for good braking
power, no brake drag, and no fluid leakage.
If necessary, bleed the air from the lines (see Bleeding
the Brake Line in the Brakes chapter).