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Have put screen wash in brake fluid resevoir. Is this a problem?

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  • coolnfunky Aug 23, 2008

    Managed to get this sorted just before my 3 week holiday.  As suggested above, it generally is not advisable to do this!  Ends up with water and detergent in the brake line, which is bad for the braking system.  Although there's a lack of straightforward answers to this query anywhere.


    Had the brake system powerflushed with new brake fluid, so a total change in the brake fluid in the system.  Luckily, with the focus Cmax, there's kind of a reservoir before the main reservoir, so a lot of the offending liquid could be got out anywat.  I prefer not to take chances with my brakes though!

  • coolnfunky Aug 23, 2008

    Managed to get this sorted just before my 3 week holiday.  As suggested above, it generally is not advisable to do this!  Ends up with water and detergent in the brake line, which is bad for the braking system, both short and long term as I understand it.  Although there's a lack of straightforward answers to this query anywhere on t'internet.



    Had the brake system powerflushed with new brake fluid, so a total change in the brake fluid in the system.  Luckily, with the focus Cmax, there's kind of a reservoir before the main reservoir, so a lot of the offending liquid could be got out anyway.  I prefer not to take chances with my brakes though!



  • coolnfunky Aug 23, 2008

    Apologies both for the double posting, and the lack of description in my OP. I was sure I typed more than that (very vague I know)!

  • Cranfillc May 11, 2010

    Yes.

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