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Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 04:28:36 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <>
Subject: Re: Wrong fluid - help!

"Talisker" <> writes: >I just topped off my brake fluid with transmission fluid. Bad idea, I >was not paying attention. >I suctioned out what I could and then filled it with brake fluid - DOT3. >Then I realized it should be DOT4. Suctioned that out too. >I haven't started the car so figure there has been no circulation yet. >How much damage did I do? Should I have the car taken in for some work >before I run it? >It's a 98 Saab 93, my daugher's car. Best bet is to completely flush out the brake system by doing a full bleed of the brake lines using the correct type of brake fluid. If you end up sacrificing some DOT-4 fluid to get all of the DOT-3 that's remaining out of the lines that's certainly worth it since brakes are the #1 most important system on a car. Doesn't matter how fast a car can go, but it does matter whether or not it can stop effectively. Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au | and other URL's Email: | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.

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