Thread: OK I'm an Idiot
View Single Post
Old December 4th, 2006, 04:45   #10
bugablue
Veteran Member
 
bugablue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: stoughton, saskatchewan, canada
TDI(s): 98 beetle
Fuel Economy: 50 mpg metric. average
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boulevard
Have you started the vehicle? Is the Brake fluid still in the resvoir or have you pumped it through the entire system? Brake fluid is very damaging to almost any type of rubber. You can soak an O ring in brake fluid and it will swell to 4 times its normal size. I would try to get the brake fluid out of the system as soon as you can. ASAP!! Drain and refill the system several times to attempt to disipate the brake fluid. In my opinion this is not a good thing to have happen. This could get expensive if the seals in the stearing system can not handle brake fluid.
I must point out the brake system is full of seals as well. are they a different type? The one's i have worked on all seem to be rubber.
bugablue is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Page generated in 0.06946 seconds with 8 queries
[Output: 15.23 Kb. compressed to 13.69 Kb. by saving 1.54 Kb. (10.08%)]