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Old January 19th, 2001, 23:18   #2
Al Kane
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Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Concord, NH
Default Re: be sure to use synthetic blinker fluid

Iíve heard some troubling reports about KaleCo synthetic blinker fluid. When you use KaleCo, the blinkers will occasionally fail to self-cancel after you make a turn. That never happens with the monoester blinker fluids, but itís a known problem with the synthetics, including the polyesters. Also itís said that the blink rate rises to unacceptably high levels resulting in shortened life on the bulbs. Any truth to these reports in your experience?

I was taught that youíre supposed to start bleeding at the bulb closest to the switch, work your way to the farthest, and then back to the closest. If you start with the farthest, you never get a full purge because of all the air in the system closer to the switch.

By the way, one of our Florida members says that blinker fluid never needs to be changed as a preventive maintenance item because you can always use hand signals temporarily if your blinker quits Ė then again, he doesnít have to worry about frostbite in Florida. He says youíre just asking for trouble if you change the fluid before you really have to. What do you say?

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