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Old 03-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default Contaminants in brakes

It's springtime and plenty of pollen in the air. I'm going to install new brake wheel cylinders and will disconnect brake line. Should I be concerned about pollen (or other contaminats)getting in to brake system?
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No you have no worries there.
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It's springtime and plenty of pollen in the air. I'm going to install new brake wheel cylinders and will disconnect brake line. Should I be concerned about pollen (or other contaminats)getting in to brake system?
You're going to bleed the system anyway. You'll probably find the fluid is all black and crappy anyway. Its good to bleed the system every year or so.

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Bleeding the brakes "just because", unless you're opening the hydraulic system for another reason, is a waste of time and effort, and just unduly increases the risk of introducing air into the system. Not to mention, with rear drums, there's about a 50/50 chance of breaking off a seized/rusted bleeder. Of course, the OP will have to bleed after this procedure, but if you're finding yourself bleeding your brakes every year because they actually need it, you've got some bigger problem that you're just masking.
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