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    Default LHM looks odd

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    How should I proceed? Is a full flush an easy option?

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    That isn't LHM. Given how clean it is, I'm guessing its a mineral hydraulic fluid (if it wasn't mineral it would be messy). Dexron would probably be black'ish as its full of detergents and doesn't stay clear for long.

    Its obviously not doing harm, so I'd just do a fluid change and not be to concerned. It may even be milspec 5606 (or whatever the milspec version of LHM is).

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    Could it be hydraflush?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Secretsenor View Post
    Could it be hydraflush?


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    I've never used hydraflush, but I would expect it to be dirty (as the idea of it is to flush the system).
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    It looks like someone used auto trans fluid or similar at some point. This is OK - don't freak out.

    Source a sufficient quantity of new LHM to enable you to drain the hydraulic system and refill. You won't get all the old fluid out, but it will be so diluted by new LHM you won't know about it.

    You need to bleed all four brake cylinders to remove old fluid too as brake lines are non return.
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    Old LHM can look quite brown. If its been in a GS or a car with a single piston pump, it can get contaminated with engine oil that turns it brown going to black.

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    since I can't deal with the technology to add a quick snap, I'm not creating new passwords to access things to make stuff happen sorry, heres a little glimpse of skanky old LHM...

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